Entry requirements for the MSc in Sensor and Imaging Systems are normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in Physical Sciences, Electronic and Electrical Engineering or cognate subject. Applications are also welcome from candidates with (1) a 2:2 in these subject areas, (2) additional industrial experience or (3) a 2:1 or above in Computer, Chemical, Biological or Medical Sciences, or Mathematics, provided they are able to demonstrate an enthusiasm and aptitude for science and technology pertinent to sensing and imaging.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
This Masters in Sensor and Imaging Systems (SIS) focuses on the technologies and techniques that underpin a vast range of societal, research and industrial needs. It is delivered and awarded jointly by the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Sensing and sensor systems are essential for advances in research across all fields of physics, engineering and chemistry and are 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 smart phones and every modern car 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. This is an industry-focused programme, designed for people looking to develop skills that will open up opportunities in a host of end applications.
- This is a jointly taught and awarded degree from the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh, developed in with conjunction with CENSIS.
- CENSIS is a centre of excellence for Sensor and Imaging Systems (SIS) technologies, CENSIS enables industry innovators and university researchers to collaborate at the forefront of market-focused SIS innovation, developing products and services for global markets.
- CENSIS, the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems, is one of eight Innovation Centres that are transforming the way universities and business work together to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship across Scotland’s key economic sectors, create jobs and grow the economy. CENSIS is funded by the Scottish Funding Council (£10m) and supported by Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Government.
- CENSIS has now launched its collaborative MSc in Sensor and Imaging Systems, designed to train the next generation of sensor system experts.
- This programme will allow you to benefit from the commercial focus of CENSIS along with the combined resources and complementary expertise of staff from two top ranking Russell Group universities, working together to offer you a curriculum relevant to the needs of industry.
- The Colleges of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh delivered power and impact in the 2014 Research Excellent Framework. Overall, 94% of Edinburgh’s and 90% of Glasgow’s research activity is world leading or internationally excellent, rising in Glasgow’s case to 95% for its impact.
Information for international students
This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions