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Year of Entry 2021/22
MPhil

Robotics

Part-time Engineering

Conduct extensive research within the field of robotics, graduating with sought-after expertise and credentials.


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What is the fee? Home: See fees section below
International/EU: £9,100 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? October 2021

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Course summary

  • Undertake extensive, supervised studies in the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research
  • Specialise in pertinent topics; including computational intelligence and human-robot interaction
  • Develop useful research and teaching skills to assist in your project and your subsequent career
  • Graduate with an advanced qualification in a diverse, ever-expanding and exciting topic

In this course, you'll undertake specialist research into a robotics field of your choice. You'll benefit from cutting-edge facilities in the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research (CARR), as well as from the advice and tutelage of leading experts. You'll graduate with excellent credentials in a particularly relevant subject.

How you learn

As this is a research course, most of your work will be carried out independently. You will benefit from the support and expertise of your supervisory team; including a Director of Studies and a second supervisor who have specific interest in your chosen subject area. Common topics may include mechanics, electronics, sensing, computational intelligence, cognitive and developmental robotics and human-machine interaction technologies.

You learn through

  • Independent research
  • Mentoring with your supervisory team
  • Research training, including mandatory ethics and integrity sessions
  • Teacher training
  • Linux and ROS training
  • Optional extra training in Matlab, OpenGL, Indesign, Illustration and After Effects

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Leon Shpanin
Dr Leon Shpanin
Senior Lecturer in Electronic Engineering

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Networking opportunities

You will be part of the University's community of researchers, with the opportunity to attend and/or contribute to a range of discipline, college and University-wide presentations, training and conferences.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • Software and robotics
  • Academia

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • Mobile robots: pioneer, summit, guardian, Khepera, e-puck, bebot, robotina, social robot (emma)
  • Robot Arms: Denso, Mitsubishi, Staubli, Kinova Jaco
  • Mobile Arm: Fetch
  • Humanoid: Pepper, NAO

Entry requirements

All students

Please contact the relevant research area or centre to enquire about the entry requirements for this MPhil. Where English is not your first language, you must also show evidence of English language ability.

All applicants must submit a completed postgraduate application form including a 1500 word research proposal.

You are encouraged to find out more about our staff and their current research to inform the development of your research proposal and to ensure it aligns with our research themes. Find out more about the University’s research areas and staff or search for members of staff by keyword.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK postgraduate research students will be aligned to the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) fees which have not yet been confirmed for 2021/22. For an indication of the tuition fees, please view the 2020/21 course page.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU postgraduate research students starting part-time study in 2021/22 is £9,100 per year. There may be significant bench fees on some of our postgraduate research courses. This would be confirmed in an offer letter.

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