Affective Autonomous Agents MPhil/PhD
- Programme type: Research
- Study location:
Study for a PhD or MPhil consists predominantly of supervised research.
Full-time study for a PhD takes 3 years. Full-time study for an MPhil takes at least 18 months.
Contact the Programme leader to discuss research topics in this area.
Admission requires an excellent BSc or MSc in Computer Science or a closely related area. Applicants must also submit a 3 or 4 page research proposal on their intended area of research with their application.
Contact Prof Ruth Aylett to discuss prospects for admission as a research student.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:
- 2 semesters English (for IELTS of 4.5-5.0);
- 12 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5);
- 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5*-6.0). (*minimum 5.5 reading and writing)
Fees for this programme can be found on our Tuition fees page.
Scholarships & bursaries
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
International (Commonwealth citizens)
Commonwealth Scholarships Scheme
Candidates from developed Commonwealth countries (see below)
EPSRC Doctoral Training Awards
UK nationals and EU nationals with residence qualifications
East Lothian Educational Trust
Applicants must be a resident of the old county of East Lothian (ie excluding Musselburgh, Wallyford and Whitecraig.)
Entente Cordiale Scholarships
French nationals aged 35 or under.
James Watt Fees Scholarships
All UK/EU applicants
James Watt Scholarships
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust
Restricted to residents of the UK who are a son, daughter, spouse, widow or widower of a commercial traveller, chemist or grocer.
Remission of Fees (families of staff)
Spouses/civil partners and children of members of staff, also retired members of staff of the University
Scotland's Saltire Scholarships
Citizens of Canada, the People's Republic of China, India or USA (2 awards for each country)
Employees of Heriot-Watt University
West Lothian Educational Trust
Individuals must have originated in West Lothian or have lived there for the last 3 years.