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Robotics MSc

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Our Robotics MSc is a multi-disciplinary course that allows you to explore the integration of mechanical devices, sensors, electronics and 'intelligent' computer-based controllers while completing an individual research project. This course is suitable for graduates in engineering or a related scientific background who wish to gain a valuable grounding for careers in research or industry.

Key benefits

  • You'll have the opportunity to focus on intelligent systems and robotics and gain valuable experience in designing robotic devices and deliver smart engineering solutions.
  • Frequent access to speakers of international repute through seminars and external lectures, enabling you to keep abreast of emerging knowledge in electronic engineering and related fields.
  • Located in central London, you will have easy access to major libraries and leading scientific societies including the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
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I’m enjoying the variation that my course is giving me, as I am able to get a taste of the many facets in Robotics and its overlapping technologies.

Carafino, Robotics MSc

Our Robotics MSc allows you to gain specialist knowledge relating to robotics and automation applications by examining the integration of mechanical devices, sensors, electronics and ‘intelligent’ computer-based controllers. You will also explore the latest developments in robotics while completing research and development work for your individual research project. You will complete the course in one year, studying September to September and taking a combination of required and optional modules totalling 180 credits, including 60 credits that will come from an individual project. You will study Robotic Systems, Computer Vision, Sensors and Actuators, Real-time Systems and Control. There are also opportunities to explore a broad range of optional modules allowing you the freedom to develop your study pathway to reflect your interests.

Base campuses

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15 credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written/Practical Examinations
  • Written Reports
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Code
  • Worksheets

Structure

Required modules

Computer Vision (15 credits)
Sensors & Actuators (15 credits)
Robotic Systems (15 credits)
Real Time Systems & Control (15 credits)
Individual Project (60 credits)

Some modules are not available if you have previously studied in the Department of Engineering and have already taken this module at Level 6.

Optional modules

In addition, you are required to take 60 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

Agent & Multi-Agents Systems (15 credits)
Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing (15 credits)
Nature-Inspired Learning Algorithms (15 credits)
Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks & Deep Learning (15 credits)
Topics on Data & Signal Analysis (15 credits)
Artificial Intelligence Planning (15 credits)
Machine Learning for Engineers Advanced (15 credits)
Brain-Inspired Computing & Hardware Design Advanced (15 credits)
Artificial Intelligence Planning (15 credits)
Optimisation Methods (15 credits)
Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)
Artificial Intelligence Reasoning & Decision Making (15 credits)

Some modules are not available if you have previously studied in the Department of Engineering and have already taken the module at Level 6.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our graduates have continued on to have very successful careers in industry and research, working areas such as manufacturing, automotive and aerospace. Recent employers include Cummins Inc and Transport Alstom.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £11,040 per year (2022/23)

International:

Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23)

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Course packs, which are a vital part of your learning at King's and normally contain extracts from books and other useful documents that will inform your study.
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

Funding

Our Robotics MSc allows you to gain specialist knowledge relating to robotics and automation applications by examining the integration of mechanical devices, sensors, electronics and ‘intelligent’ computer-based controllers. You will also explore the latest developments in robotics while completing research and development work for your individual research project. You will complete the course in one year, studying September to September and taking a combination of required and optional modules totalling 180 credits, including 60 credits that will come from an individual project. You will study Robotic Systems, Computer Vision, Sensors and Actuators, Real-time Systems and Control. There are also opportunities to explore a broad range of optional modules allowing you the freedom to develop your study pathway to reflect your interests.

Base campuses

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15 credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written/Practical Examinations
  • Written Reports
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Code
  • Worksheets

Structure

Required modules

Computer Vision (15 credits)
Sensors & Actuators (15 credits)
Robotic Systems (15 credits)
Real Time Systems & Control (15 credits)
Individual Project (60 credits)

Some modules are not available if you have previously studied in the Department of Engineering and have already taken this module at Level 6.

Optional modules

In addition, you are required to take 60 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

Agent & Multi-Agents Systems (15 credits)
Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing (15 credits)
Nature-Inspired Learning Algorithms (15 credits)
Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks & Deep Learning (15 credits)
Topics on Data & Signal Analysis (15 credits)
Artificial Intelligence Planning (15 credits)
Machine Learning for Engineers Advanced (15 credits)
Brain-Inspired Computing & Hardware Design Advanced (15 credits)
Artificial Intelligence Planning (15 credits)
Optimisation Methods (15 credits)
Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)
Artificial Intelligence Reasoning & Decision Making (15 credits)

Some modules are not available if you have previously studied in the Department of Engineering and have already taken the module at Level 6.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our graduates have continued on to have very successful careers in industry and research, working areas such as manufacturing, automotive and aerospace. Recent employers include Cummins Inc and Transport Alstom.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £11,040 per year (2022/23)

International:

Full time: £29,310 per year (2022/23)

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Course packs, which are a vital part of your learning at King's and normally contain extracts from books and other useful documents that will inform your study.
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

Funding

Application closing date guidance

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible as we may need to request further information from you to assess your application. This is particularly important if your application is successful and you are required to meet any offer condition, and/or you need a Student Visa to study here at King’s.

King's College London is committed to the recruitment of students with the greatest academic ability and to maintain a diverse student population. In order to ensure a balanced international student population for our most competitive programmes, we have implemented the following deadlines:

· The final application deadline for any students who are currently residing in mainland China is Friday 7 January 2022, 23:59 (UK time).

Please note: if you reside in mainland China and apply for any of the above programmes after this deadline, your application will be automatically withdrawn, and you will not be eligible for an application fee refund.

· Our first application deadline for any other applicants is on Friday 25 March 2022 (23:59, UK time). After this date, the programme will close at any point once it is full. If there are places still available, the programme will remain open until the final application deadlines below:

o Overseas (international) fee status: Friday 29 July 2022 (23:59, UK time)

o Home fee status: Friday 26 August 2022 (23:59, UK time)

Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline listed and we are unable to process any further offers because places are filled before the final application deadlines.

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