Vision Image & Robotics (VIBOT) (Erasmus Mundus) MSc
- Delivery: Full Time
- Programme type: Taught Programme
- Study location: Edinburgh
- Entry date: September
The European Masters in Computer Vision and Robotics (VIBOT) is a collaboration between the three leading European institutions, the Universitat de Girona (Spain), the Université de Bourgogne (France) and Heriot-Watt University (Scotland). It aims at meeting the present needs of industry for quality control, automation of industrial processes and e-health.
In recent years, the amount of digital information to be stored, processed and distributed has grown dramatically. The generalisation of the use of digital images, in video surveillance, biomedical and e-health systems, and remote sensing, create new, pressing challenges, and automated management tools are key to enable the organisation, mining and processing of these important knowledge resources. The key subject areas are computer vision and robotics. Research in these areas are dynamic and relevant to a wide range of sectors, such as the car industry, the agro-alimentary field or the domain of health, with the active development of e-Health solutions. The course is over two years, students spend the first semester in France, the second in Spain and the third in Scotland. The fourth semester is reserved for Masters thesis.
Scholarship and tuition fees
Non-EU student grants:
Up to 24 grants of 42,000€ (covering the 2 years of studies) are available.
EU student grants:
Some grants which will cover the tuition fees would be made available.
Grants support of 4,000€ per month of visit are available.
This programme is also open to candidates who do not request financial support through Erasmus Mundus programme.
Tuition fees for the full course:
- EU students: 8800€
- Overseas students: 14,800€
2 years (full-time MSc)
Heriot-Watt semester (first semester) – YEAR 1
- Digital Signal Processing
- Software Engineering
- Data Mining and Machine Learning
- Image Compression Communication
- Image Processing (VIBOT)
- Research Methods Critical Analysis and Project Planning
Girona semester (second semester)
- Fundamental on Robotics
- Autonomous Robots
- Scene Segmentation and Interpretation
- Visual Perception
- Real-time Image Processing
- Local Culture
Le Creusot semester (first semester) – YEAR 2
- Shape Recognition and Statistics
- Image Analysis
- Infrared Imagery
- Human Vision Psychophysics
- Radio-Isotopic Imagery
- X and Ultrasound Imagery
- Biological Basis of Medical Imaging
- Local Culture
Research/Training Semester (Year 2: Semester 2)
Taken in industry or at any of the partner institute
- MSc Project
Downloadable application form can be obtained from
All application forms should be sent to:
Prof Bernard Lamalle
Centre Universitaire Condorcet
270 avenue de l’Europe
71200 LE CREUSOT
Outstanding achievement in the applicant’s first degree which must have equivalent to UK First Class in either electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, mathematics, robotics, physics and industrial engineering.
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 6.5 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)
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* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.
Scholarships & bursaries
Alumni Scholarship Scheme
Carnegie-Cameron Taught Postgraduate Bursaries
Applicants must be Scottish by birth, have at least one parent born in Scotland or have been continuously resident in Scotland for a period of three years for the purpose of secondary or tertiary education.
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
International (Commonwealth citizens)
Department for International Development (DFID) Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
East Lothian Educational Trust
Applicants must be a resident of the old county of East Lothian (ie excluding Musselburgh, Wallyford and Whitecraig.)
EU and non-EU
- Institute of Engineering and Technology: Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (EPS)
International Scholarships Programme
Non UK/EU applicants
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.
Local Education Authority Awards
Panasonic Trust Fellowships
Selected courses only
Part-time Fee Grant (SAAS)
See SAAS residence conditions.
Postgraduate Student Allowance Scheme (SAAS)
EU and UK applicants who meet the SAAS criteria on eligible courses
Remission of Fees (families of staff)
Spouses/civil partners and children of members of staff, also retired members of staff of the University
Royal Caledonian Schools Trust
Applicants must be of Scots parentage (conditions apply - see below)
SFC Key Skills Funded Places (EPS)
Applicants resident in Scotland who accept an offer for an eligible programme
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
The Consumer Affairs UK Scholarship Programme
All currently enrolled students
West Lothian Educational Trust
Individuals must have originated in West Lothian or have lived there for the last 3 years.