University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Sensor and Imaging Systems

This course 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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the MSc in Sensor and Imaging Systems are normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in physical sciences, electrical engineering or cognate subject. Applications are also welcome from candidates with a 2.2 in these subject areas; additional industrial experience; or 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. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Master's courses.

Course modules

Semester 1 is taught in Glasgow. Semester 2 is taught in Edinburgh; a project in Semester 3 will be conducted in either Glasgow or Edinburgh. Core courses: circuits and systems; detection and analysis of ionising radiation; fundamentals of sensing and imaging; imaging and detectors. Optional courses: biomedical imaging techniques; biosensors and instrumentation; chemical biology; digital signal processing; electronic system design; entrepreneurship; lab-on-chip technologies; lasers and electro-optic systems; microelectronics in consumer products; microfabrication techniques; waves and diffraction.

Assessment methods

Research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 18,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner

Key information

Postgraduate admissions enquiries
Telephone number: 
0141 330 4515