The course

Delivery
Full-time, Part-time, Per course
Course type
Taught
Location
Edinburgh
Entry date
September

Contact

  • Contact

    Postgraduate enquiries (EPS)

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 131 451 3023

  • Email

    pgt.eps@hw.ac.uk

  • Contact

    Xianwen Kong

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 131 451 3688

  • Email

    x.kong@hw.ac.uk

Overview

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.

Entry requirements

A first class or upper second honours degree in a relevant cognate discipline with a numerate background. Equivalent overseas qualifications will also be considered.

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)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2017 entry (by residency status)
Status* Full-time Part-time Per course
Scotland / Non-UK EU £5200 £2600 £650
England / Northern Ireland / Wales £5200 £2600 £650
Overseas £17570 £8785 £2196.25

* 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.

** Fee per course

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.