A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in engineering, physics, chemistry or another relevant physical science. Entry is competitive, so we would prefer a UK first class honours degree, or a UK 2:1 honours degree supported by an MSc degree, or their international equivalents.
We may also consider your application if you have other qualifications or experience, or a background in another field; please contact us to check before you apply.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
This industry-focused programme - run jointly by the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow - focuses on the principles, methods, techniques and technologies that underpin a vast range of needs in applications spanning from research to industry to medicine.
The programme is designed for students looking to develop the skills and knowledge that will open up opportunities in the many companies developing sensor and image based solutions.
Sensing and sensor systems are essential for advances in research across all fields of physics, engineering and chemistry and can be enhanced when multiple sensing functions are combined into arrays to enable imaging.
Industrial applications of sensor systems are ubiquitous: from mass-produced sensors found in modern smartphones and cars to the state-of-the-art, specialist high-value sensors routinely used in oil and gas recovery, scientific equipment, machine tools, medical equipment and environmental monitoring.
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit our website.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- MSc Administrator
- +44 (0)131 650 7352