University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Informatics (Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems)

This programme is jointly offered by the The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University; it provides individually tailored course and project portfolios taken during the 1st year that ensures all students have a strong general grounding in current theory, methods and applications, with flexibility for strategic individualised study, and strong support leading to a specialised PhD project. Key application areas include: manufacturing; assistive and medical robots; offshore energy; environmental monitoring; search and rescue; defence; and support for the ageing population. Areas of interest specific to the center include: movement control; planning; decision making; bio- and neurorobotics; human-robot interaction; healthcare applications; robot soccer; neuroprosthetics; underwater robotics; bipedal walking; service robots; robotic co-workers; computer vision; speech processing; computer animation realistic simulations; and machine learning.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, or a related discipline. Applicants coming directly from a Bachelor�s or Master�s degree are welcome. If English is not the 1st language, 1 of the following: IELTS academic module: 6.5 (with score no lower than 6.0 in each section); TOEFL internet-based test total 92 (with no score lower than 20 in each section); PTE 61 (with no score lower than 56 in each section); CPE: Grade C; CAE: Grade B.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time - 1 calendar years
PhD Full-time - 3 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Telephone number: 
0131 451 3326