MSc Robotics Course Information

Dr Simon PopeWelcome 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. The MSc is a collaboration between ACSE and the Departments of Computer Science and Psychology and we welcome you to the university.

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 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 Simon Pope
Course Director, MSc in Robotics


Robotics is an exciting area that brings together research in engineering, computing and neuroscience. Recent advances in how the brain works and applications such as biologically inspired robotics have occurred, in large part, due to a greater understanding of computational intelligence as a unified discipline. You will undertake a broad spectrum of modules related to computational intelligence and robotics, including vision, speech, neural networks, mobile robots and autonomous vehicles and computational neuroscience.

You will be taught by world-leading experts from the Departments of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, Computer Science, and the neuroscience group in Psychology. The teaching will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, individual assignments and a major research project.

This course provides the multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills you will need to meet the demand for experts in robotics.

Course Specific Information

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