University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Integrative Sensing and Measurement

This course explores sensing and measurement and how it impacts on all areas of life, from health and well being through design and manufacturing; security, transport, communications; to lifestyle and entertainment.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry qualification is an honours degree at 2.1 or above, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline, possibly supported by an MSc degree. If English is not the 1st language, applicants must have 1 of the following qualifications as evidence of their spoken and written English: IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module); PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections); (CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module). Students that are not an EU, EEA or Swiss nationals, may need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme clearance certificate in order to study this programme.

Course modules

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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