This MSc will provide you with the ability to understand, design and implement modern robotic systems. Robotics is increasingly prominent in a variety of sectors, for example, manufacturing, health and remote exploration of hostile environments such as space and the deep sea and as autonomous and semi-autonomous systems that interact with people physically and socially.
This programme exposes you to a wide range of advanced engineering and computer science concepts. It offers the opportunity to carry out a practical robotics research project and to make use of the resources at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, one of the UK's most comprehensive robotics innovation facilities and a leading centre of robotics research.
The programme is jointly awarded and jointly delivered by the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, both based in Bristol, and therefore draws on the combined expertise, facilities and resources of the two universities. The Bristol Robotics Laboratory is a collaborative research partnership between the two universities with a vision to transform robotics by pioneering advances in autonomous robot systems that can behave intelligently with minimal human supervision.
Please note that teaching for this programme is delivered at both the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England campuses. Students attending the programme will be given free transport passes to travel between the two universities.
The programme comprises a number of core and optional units.
During your second term, you will start working on a substantial piece of research work that will make up one third of your overall MSc. It is possible to work on this project with researchers based at Bristol Robotics Laboratory or in conjunction with one of our many industrial partners.
It is possible to work on this project at Bristol Robotics Laboratory or in conjunction with one of our many industrial partners. Within the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, there are a number of themes from which projects may be chosen.
Further information is available from the Faculty of Engineering or visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Robotics.
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline, provided applicant demonstrates a strong interest in Robotics. Programming skills in either C/C++, Java or Python are a prerequisite. Applicants with a lower class degree with relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level E.
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £14,000 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £7,000 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £28,300 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
Funding for 2023/24
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
Robotics is a vast field spanning areas such as electronics, mechanics, software engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, psychology and biology. Career opportunities include diverse professions, including careers in the automotive industry, aerospace industry, advanced manufacturing, deep sea exploration, space exploration, food manufacture, the health sector, pharmaceutical production and industrial quality control.
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