MSc Robotics Course Information

RGWelcome to the MSc in Robotics in the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering (ACSE) at the University of Sheffield. This is an exciting MSc and I am sure you will enjoy your time here and learn a lot about this diverse area. 

We have put together in these webpages important information you will need during your time here. You should read through this information and also look at the general university webpages and at Blackboard (MOLE) for further information. In particular you can find information on:

- The MSc and its content.
- What is expected of you as a student at Sheffield.
- General information to make your life as easy as possible whilst studying at Sheffield.

You will be allocated a personal tutor that you will meet regularly throughout your time here. Your personal tutor will act as a professional mentor to guide, help and support you throughout your MSc. They should be your first point of contact for non-academic issues and will provide general guidance, support and advice on where to find more specialist support if needed. It is very important that you engage with your personal tutor and meet them regularly. The administrative staff in the Amy Johnson Building reception will also be able to help with many queries.  You can also email

Dr Roderich Gross
PGT Programme Director


Our MSc in Robotics moves beyond the traditional approaches to robotics and enters a new phase of autonomous Robotics and Systems (RAS). While studying on the MSc, you will take an interdisciplinary perspective to the advanced knowledge, understanding and skills of the next generation of autonomous systems.

The course is delivered by world-leading experts in Engineering and Science drawn from several University of Sheffield departments and you will work with academic and research staff within the department during the duration of your MSc.

The course will develop your understanding of the key pillars of RAS: sensing and perception, cognition and autonomy, control (action) and robotic devices. You will specalise in one or more aspects of RAS which will allow you to focus on your own particular interests which will then lead into your advanced project.

Course Specific Information

Course Aims and Learning Outcomes

Module Descriptions & Course Structure 2020-21

Module Descriptions & Course Structure 2021-22

Module Timetables

How to produce an assignment coversheet

English Language Support

For regulations and assessment information see: General information for MSc degrees