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What will I learn?

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.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This is a jointly taught and awarded degree from the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh, developed in with conjunction with CENSIS, the centre of excellence for sensing, imaging and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
  • CENSIS helps organisations innovate and overcome technology barriers to achieve business transformation and reach global markets. As one of Scotland’s Innovation Centres, it is focused on creating sustainable social and economic benefit in the Scottish economy.
  • This programme will allow you to benefit from 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.

CAREER PROSPECTS

You will gain an understanding of sensor-based systems applicable to a whole host of markets supported by CENSIS.

Career opportunities are extensive. Sensor systems are spearheading the next wave of connectivity and intelligence for internet connected devices, underpinning all of the new ‘smart markets’, e.g., grid, cities, transport and mobility, digital healthcare and big data.

You will graduate with domain-appropriate skills suitable for a range of careers in areas including renewable energy, subsea and marine technologies, defence, automotive engineering, intelligent transport, healthcare, aerospace, manufacturing and process control, consumer electronics, and environmental monitoring.

Which department am I in?

School of Physics and Astronomy

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£23,950.00 (US$ 27,343) per year
International applicants are required to pay a deposit of £1000 when an offer is made. Additional fees applicable.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject will be accepted. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

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. IELTS: 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0 and TOEFL (ibt, my best or athome): 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of Glasgow

Glasgow is a place where people have been making world changing discoveries for over 500 years and students become innovative global pioneers.

  • Based in Glasgow, a UNESCO city of music
  • Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world
  • Fourth-oldest higher education provider in the UK
  • Over 600 different courses on offer

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