2019 start


Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

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Swarm robots

Course description

This MSc will provide you with the opportunity to translate and develop your existing knowledge, understanding and skills to become an expert in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS). You will develop the multidisciplinary knowledge and interdisciplinary skills to become one of the next generation of RAS engineers.

The course is delivered by world-leading experts in engineering and science from several University departments, including Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and Psychology.

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Core modules

  • Robotics
  • Biomechatronics
  • Mobile Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Hardware-in-the-Loop and Rapid Control Prototyping
  • Project

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:

  • Real-Time Embedded Systems
  • Feedback Systems Design
  • Intelligent and Vision Systems and Adaptive Intelligence


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Individual assignments
  • A major research project


You’re assessed via:

  • Exams
  • Coursework assignments
  • Project dissertation


1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in a numerate subject such as engineering, mathematics or physical sciences.

To thrive in this degree you’ll need to have excellent mathematical notation and basic computer programming skills.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Our new MSc Robotics will provide you with the essential knowledge,understanding and skills that are needed for designing, implementing and deploying the robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) of the future. You will be inspired to think differently and create innovative solutions with the potential to change our lives.

Dr Roderich Gross
Senior Lecturer in Robotics and Computational intelligence


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.