Study modes: Full-time
Programme website: Integrative Sensing & Measurement
Sensing and Measurement is possibly the most fundamental scientific capability required and utilised by society. It impacts on all areas of life, from health and well being through design and manufacturing; security, transport, communications; to lifestyle and entertainment.
Students will become part of a world-leading, multidisciplinary research community, based in Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities, that spans physics, engineering, chemistry and beyond. Research topics include, but are not limited to:
94% of engineering research in the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering (ERPE) was ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent.
95% of chemistry research in EaStCHEM was ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Our enhanced PhD with integrated study offers 1 year of research-focused training followed by a 36-month PhD project in either the University of Glasgow or Edinburgh. Training includes:
The Scottish Microelectronics Centre has laboratory facilities that are unique within the UK, including a comprehensive silicon and MEMS micro-fabrication capability coupled with substantial design and test resources.
The School of Chemistry provides world-class facilities for research, as well as analytical and technical services.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.
Entry is competitive, so we would prefer a UK 2:1 honours degree supported by an MSc degree, or a UK first class honours degree, or their international equivalents, in engineering, physics, chemistry or another relevant physical science.
We may also consider your application if you have other qualifications or experience, or a background in another field; please contact us to check before you apply.
Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:
an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.
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This programme operates a two-stage application process and you should only apply here once you have an offer of a place from the CDT-ISM.
Start date: September
Awards: PhD (48-60 mth FT)