Our staff are nationally and internationally renowned in a variety of areas of Telecommunications. We provide opportunities for Telecommunications research with a particular emphasis on mobile and personal communication techniques and networks.
The Centre for Telecommunication research was initially concerned with architectures and protocols for wireless ATM networks, but quickly evolved towards work on protocols, mechanisms, architectures, and applications for IP-based broadband radio access networks.
The mission of the Centre for Telecommunications Research (CTR) is to be a global leader in telecommunications and data and information processing. It is at the forefront of research and innovation in 5G, wired and converged networks, the next-generation fully-immersive Internet of Skills, artificial intelligence applied to and taking data from networks, signal processing and data science, advanced RF and audio technologies, as well as economical and policy implications of these technologies. The Centre strives for societal impact and strong industry outreach which is underpinned by engagement with various verticals, such as health, arts, finance and transport.
For more details on the group please visit our website: https://www.ctr.kcl.ac.uk/
If you are interested in joining us to undertake PhD research, you should identify topics and academic staff in your area of interest. If you cannot find your chosen topic or area on our individual research section or subgroup pages, contact a relevant member of academic staff for further information and then follow the application procedure.
Course study environment
We are a department with many internationally recognised researchers and visiting academics, large groups of PhD students, research assistants, national and international projects, collaborations with other departments as well as links with industry. We offer an exciting environment and excellent opportunities for research.
Our PhD students have access to good library facilities, designated PhD offices within the Department where PhD students can dock an assigned laptop for use throughout their studies, Regular group seminars are organised providing PhD students chance to showcase their research and receive feedback from academic staff and peers, and college-based training in transferable and research skills.
The Department is located on the Strand Campus, in the heart of central London, close to the cultural activities of the West End and the South Bank, to the major departments of state at Whitehall, and to the leading financial institutions of the City, and within easy reach of major transport links. Our facilities are within easy reach of the British Computer Society and the Institute of Engineering & Technology (and the IET Library), with access to a formidable collection of scientific journals and other technical material.
Our staff and students come from all over the world, which provides a rich environment for teaching and research. Diversity is positively encouraged.
Faculty and College induction courses are scheduled at the beginning of your degree to prepare you for life as a PhD student. All students are required to complete 10 days of training each year. There is a centrally provided programme of related and transferable skills training coordinated by the Centre for Doctoral Studies.
Research students are also encouraged to submit papers to conferences, and we try to provide financial support for them to travel to present their papers.
Our research students are also encouraged to teach alongside their studies to help prepare them for a potential future career in academia.
Head of group/division
Head of Department: Professor Barbara Shollock
Contact for information
Contact the Admissions Office -
Before you apply: via our Enquiry Form (www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/contacts.aspx#admissions)
After applying: use the messaging service at apply.kcl.ac.uk Postgraduate Officer, Admissions Office Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1648