The course

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    Postgraduate enquiries (EPS)

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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 to meet the needs of industry for quality control and automation of industrial processes, and those in the field of health with the increasing importance of medical imagery in all its forms.

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.

Programme duration

2 years (full-time MSc)

Course content

Detailed course guide

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

Additional information

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

Entry requirements

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:

  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no more than one skill at 4.5);
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills);
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)


Additional fees information

Contact the School enquiries number above for fees information.

Scholarships and bursaries

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.

Additional scholarship information

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.

Non-EU Scholars

Grants support of 4,000€ per month of visit are available.