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Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems – by research

PhD / Doctoral.
Heriot-Watt University


in world course ranking*


in local course ranking*

About the course

A PhD helps students to specialise in one of the key research areas from information systems or technology management. By the end of the program, students should have made a significant and unique contribution to an existing area of knowledge through a thesis under academic supervision.

What you might learn

While researching for your thesis, you will be able to access specialist support including attending seminars, writing boot camps and workshops. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to demonstrate academic leadership, creativity and innovation in your research work.

Career outcome

Upon graduating from this program, you may be employed in roles such as academic, computer software engineer, systems administrator, system analyst, project manager, IT consultant, and etc. in companies including Google, Apple, Lockheed Martin Corporation, ANZ, CISCO, and etc.

Living Costs in Edinburgh**

(Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant)
£ 13 - 17

Rent per Month
(1 bedroom in City Centre)
£ 680 - 899

Rent per Month
(1 bedroom Outside of Centre)
£ 540 - 714

£ 3 - 3

Utilities per Month
(Electricity, Mobile & Internet)
£ 146 - 193

Average Salary***

*Source: QS World University Subjects Rankings (2019)


Tuition fees per year

£ 18,120



3 years

Upcoming Intakes

Sep 2020

Course Code



+60 3 5634 3767


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