The course

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Our Robotics degree offers a cross-disciplinary course on a subject that could revolutionise society in the next 20 years. It’s aimed at graduates with a good first degree in areas like Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. The course is designed to help you develop your skills in specific aspects of robotic systems.

This robotics course is both theoretical and practical, aiming to give you the knowledge and skills you’ll need for international employment in this expanding and economically relevant area. You can also go onto further study at the EPSRC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Centre for Doctoral Training.

The themes include:

Read more about this Robotics degree.

Course length

The full-time course starts in mid September and lasts one year. The course can also be taken part-time over two years, or as a nine month Postgraduate Diploma.

Course content

The mandatory courses depend on the named robotics theme being followed. These include:

Semester 1

  • Linear Control
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Embedded Systems
  • Real Time Imaging and Control
  • Biologically Inspired Computation

Semester 2

  • Critical Analysis and Research Preparation
  • Robotic Mechanical Systems
  • Advanced Interaction Design
  • Image Processing
  • Robotics and Automation

In addition, four further courses from a comprehensive list of options relevant to the theme will be taken.

The contact hours for the taught part of the MSc are in the region of 16 to 20 hours per week with a similar amount of additional self-study and research required.