Now a PG programme in sensor and imaging systems

UK Universities launch post-graduation in sensor and imaging systems when the two Universities namely the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh come together and jointly launch the course.

    Therefore, the course will be taught jointly by research leaders from both the Universities. The course will be resourced by both the Universities as the two universities have complementary research strength. Glasgow on one hand is particularly strong in fundamentals, nanofabrication, and imaging, microwave and precision measurement whereas Edinburgh on the other hand is strong in applications, micro fabrication and CMOS devices. Also, the students can appreciate the different culture of the two cities.


Course details-

  • It is a one year MSc course in sensor and imaging systems.
  • The course is divided into two semesters- The first semester covers all the fundaments of sensors and imaging systems whereas the second semester focuses on providing training in the specialized aspects.

Division of Subject –

Core Subjects:

  • Fundaments of sensing and imaging,
  • Imaging and detector,
  • Detection and Analysis/Ionising radiation
  • Circuits and systems

Besides this, there will be 11 optional courses which will include subjects like waves and diffraction, biosensors and instrumentation and entrepreneurship.

The pprogramme is designed in the nature of students extended research project topic and keeping in view the specific experience, expertise and research interests of the students.

Eligibility for the course:

Students must be qualified with a degree in physical sciences, electrical engineering or a related subject. Candidates with a degree in computer, chemical, biological or medical sciences, or maths, with a demonstrated aptitude for science and technology relevant to sensing and imaging, are also eligible. 

Applicants whose first language is not English must fulfil the English language requirements as on


The programme aims to bridge the gap between academic teaching and industry application. The programme has been tailored specially for the people who are looking to develop their skills that will open oppurtunities in various end applications.

“The MSc programme will benefit from integration with the Innovation Centre for Sensor & Imaging Systems (CENSIS) that will provide students with opportunities to work in companies or at the universities on industry-related research.

The University says that there will also be alignment with a large body of PhD students at the centre for doctoral training in sensing and measurement.

  • Last date for application is July 25, 2014. Completed application and supporting documents must be submitted online.
  • The classes start from September 2014 onwards.

Scholarships: Offered by the Scottish Funding Council on a competitive basis.

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