2020 start


Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

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Swarm robots

Course description

Build on your existing knowledge to become an expert in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), with the interdisciplinary skills to join the next generation of RAS engineers.

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Core modules

  • Data Modelling and Machine Intelligence
  • Foundations of Robotics
  • Mechatronics for Robotics
  • Manipulator Robotics
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Intelligent and Vision Systems
  • Multisensor and Decision Systems
  • Robotics Project and Dissertation

Optional modules

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

  • Industrial training programme (ITP) in Computational Intelligence
  • Modelling and Simulation of Natural Systems


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


  • 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 score 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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+44 114 222 5644

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