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PhD / MPhil / MSc Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The Institute of Sensors, Signals and System’s (ISSS) vision is to provide a continuum of expertise in electronic systems ranging from sensors and system design, manufacturing and test and the processing of information used and generated by these systems. As a research student here 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. We offer a stimulating international environment with all our programmes linked to the Institute’s active PhD 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.

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£ 19,956per year

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 71 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    177 77%

    8th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    6th

    29
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    17th

    41

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