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Master Courses in VIsion and roBOTics, Europe


The master course aims to provide qualifications for entry into the professions in the area of robotics, computer vision, image processing and medical imaging either in public laboratory or private research company. Over 4 semesters (120 ECTS), the students attend three universities, where all the classes will be taught in English. An introduction to Scottish, Spanish and French culture and language will be proposed to the students. The student population will be between 30 and 40 per year. The average ratio professor/student relation is approximately 1:5.

VIBOT students are required to cover the areas of studies below, over the total of 120 ECTS:

  • basis of signal and image processing: software, hardware;
  • tools and methods of computer vision: compression, segmentation, real-time, shape recognition, 3D vision, etc;
  • robotics: fundamentals, control and programming for robot autonomy and intelligence;
  • medical imaging: biologic basis, infrared imagery, X-Ray and ultrasound imagery;
  • research training period or a vocational training period.

Each university articulates its offer of courses on the basis of its own approach, in such a way that the students can benefit from different cultural and scholarly flavours.

The first three semesters will successively occur in:

  • FRANCE: University of Burgundy (antenna of Le Creusot) [UB]
  • SPAIN: University of Girona [UdG]
  • UNITED KINGDOM: Heriot-Watt University [HW]

Classes will be taught by eminent researchers from the three laboratories: VISP/OSL at Heriot- Watt, VICOROB at Girona, Le2i at Le Creusot. The last semester which can be a practical experience to research will take place in one of the laboratories of the university members of the consortium for the non-European students and in laboratories of a Third-country university partner for the European students. An another choice for the four semester is to do a vocational training period in an European company for the non- European students and in a company in the country of the Third-country university partner for the European students.

The European Master is awarded by Burgundy, HW and Girona Universities, and countersigned by the Consortium's director. A joint degree and a diploma supplement are delivered to the students.

Criteria & 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. 
Language ability: the course is taught in English and candidates must meet the required standards TOEFL: 550 (Computer: 213) or IELTS: 6.5 (check the equivalency table). Student motivation to undertake the Masters and relevance to his or her professional development. Very good evaluation/recommendation from referees are also required. 

The documentation required is as follows:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Latest degree received and/or current registration certificate
  • Latest transcripts
  • Proof of level of competency in English (could be a letter from your university stating that you have been taught in English)
  • ID document and/or passport
  • Birth certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport-format photo
  • Name and email of two referees

Note that, at this stage (application), certified copies and translated copies are not required (as long as the document is written in English, French or Spanish). The certified and French-translated copies will be asked (and compulsory) if and only if you are selected. 

A screenshot or scanned copy of your proof of level of competency in English is asked at this stage. No institution code is used. You may have to provide the original document under our request.  

The documentation required is as follows:
  • Letter of application outlining rationale for wanting to undertake the programme. The applicant would emphasize the field (research, teaching or both) he would like to be involved in
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of competency in English for teaching purposes
  • Administrative papers: a copy of a valid ID document and passport

* Scholarships can be awarded to masters students selected by EMMC consortia who come from a Third Country (all countries of the world excepted the 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc ...) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.

** Scholarships can be awarded to any masters students selected by EMMC consortia and who do not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above.

*** The pre-selection lists are the list of candidates selected by the VIBOT consortium (main list and reserve list), that needs a formal validation from the EACEA. So far, these lists have always been fully validated so that they correspond to the final lists of granted students (main list) or substitutes (reserve list).

Further Information

Application Deadline : 15 January 2015

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