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Robotics and Systems Engineering

Research and research supervision in this area is primarily in the following areas: Automation for the food industry; cognition robotics and autonomous systems; biologically inspired robotics; end-effectors and robot hands; swarm intelligence and multi-agent systems; uninhabited autonomous systems/air vehicles (UAS/UAV).

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a numerate subject such as Engineering, Science, Mathematics or Computer Science. You should be able to demonstrate the use of structured programming language such as C.

International students will require IELTS 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) or equivalent English Language Qualification.

You should have a first degree that provides a foundation in the areas of computer science or engineering. Candidates with a Bachelors and a Masters degree in one of the following areas will be preferred: robotics, mechatronics, automation and control, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Experience of experimental research involving statistical analyses of experimental results on the basis of measuring system performance is also preferable but is not essential.


International students are welcome to apply. Please contact the department for fees.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc (Research) Full-time £ 4,195 (Academic year) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc (Research) Part-time £ 2,098 (Academic year) Home/EU 2 Years
MPhil Full-time £ 4,195 (Academic year) Home/EU 1 Years
MPhil Part-time £ 2,098 (Academic year) Home/EU 2 Years
PhD Full-time £ 4,195 (Academic year) Home/EU 3 Years
PhD Part-time £ 2,098 (Academic year) Home/EU 5 Years

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