PhD Information

Information on years 2-4 of the programme

In addition to the successful completion of your first year of the MSc by Research programme, progression to the Robotics and Autonomous Systems  PhD is contingent on the approval of a PhD Proposal . Guidelines and deadline dates can be found here:

  • CDT PhD Proposal Guidelines and Dates - coming soon

PhD guidelines and milestones

Once CDT students have had their proposal approved, they are governed by the same guidelines procedures as any other PhD student in the School. Please read carefully throughout the following Informatics Graduate School (IGS) web pages to ensure that you meet all the requirements and milestones:

Informatics Graduate School

The Informatics Graduate School is responsible for the support of staff and students involved in all of the School's PhD programmes. The following links contain useful information for PGR students:

Transferable Skills Training for PhD students

The University offers a wide range of transferable skills workshops, organised by the Institute for Academic Development. Places are limited, so it is important to book well in advance. These are some suggestions for CDT-RAS students:

The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics has organised two compulsory sessions of the Presentation Skills workshop for CDT-RAS students only. The first session will take place on Friday 11th September 2015, and the second session on Friday 9th October 2015. Please contact the CDT administrator for further information.

There are also training courses organised externally to develop communication skills. There are only few places every year, so you should keep an eye on any updates and book your place in advance: