In the Sensor and Imaging Systems programme offerd by The University of Edinburgh, you will undertake two semesters of research-focused training, delivered by internationally renowned academic staff. The first semester is based in Glasgow and the second in Edinburgh.
This is followed by a 40-month research project, based in a sponsoring company, and business and management courses offered by Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Business School.
You will normally be matched with a company and project when your offer of a place is made. Projects reflect varied applications of sensing and measurement, across a range of sensing modalities – physical, chemical, mechanical, optical and more.
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The curriculum has a substantial overlap with that of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrative Sensing & Measurement and much of the training involves working together as a cohort or in smaller groups. It includes:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Scholarships covering fees and a stipend are available for suitably qualified, eligible applicants. There are normally four scholarships, awarded competitively, each year. Awards cover all tuition costs. Self-funded applicants will also be considered. Four EngD scholarships are awarded annually.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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