Research course

Integrative Sensing and Measurement

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Engineering and Electronics
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Entry is competitive, so we would prefer a UK 2:1 honours degree supported by an MSc degree, or a UK first class honours degree, or their international equivalents, in engineering, physics, chemistry or another relevant physical science.

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

September

Course content

Integrative Sensing and Measurement is possibly the most fundamental scientific capability required and utilised by society. It impacts on all areas of life, from health and well being through design and manufacturing; security, transport, communications; to lifestyle and entertainment.

Students will become part of a world-leading, multidisciplinary research community, based in Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities, that spans physics, engineering, chemistry and beyond. Research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Sensor modalities including electromagnetic, optical, chemical and electrochemical, mechanical and vibrometry
  • Biomedical and healthcare sensors, systems and applications
  • Micro and nanofabrication of sensors
  • Integration of sensors and sensor arrays with advanced electronics
  • Sensing for lab-on-a-chip and lab-in-a-pill applications

94% of engineering research in the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering (ERPE) was ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent.

95% of chemistry research in EaStCHEM was ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: International Applicants

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: Scholarships and Student Funding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
48-60 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Director, Professor Ian Underwood
Email
ian.underwood@ed.ac.uk