Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems, Ph. D. | Heriot-Watt University | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
PhD / MPhil On Campus

Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems

19560 GBP/year
4380 GBP/year
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As a research student of the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems at Heriot-Watt University you will benefit from opportunities to collaborate with renowned research centres in the UK, Europe and the US through focused projects and exchange agreements. You might also be part of the two Centres of Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, and in Embedded Intelligence.  


You will also become a member of the Edinburgh Research Partnership, giving you access to a wide range of expertise and support across two universities.


The Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems at Heriot-Watt University offers a stimulating international environment with all our programmes linked to the Institute’s active research groups: Signal and Image Processing (SIP), Ocean System Laboratory (OSL), Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Microsystems (MISEC), Microwave Engineering, and Wireless Communications. 

We carry out world-class research in several aspects of signal processing, vision and robotics, sensor and network engineering, microsystem technology, microwave engineering, energy and power engineering.

Programme Structure


  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Biomedical Signal Processing and Imaging
  • Audio, Video, Graphics and Interactive Systems
  • Radar, Sonar, Lidar and Array Processing
  • Tracking, Recognition and Classification
  • Innovative Sensor Design, Manufacture, Integration and Packaging
  • Microwave Antennas and Filters
  • Microfabrication and Laser Processing
  • Embedded Intelligence
  • Wireless Communications

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19560 GBP/year
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  • EU/EEA

    4380 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4380 GBP per year

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
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