Taught course

Human and Biological Robotics

Imperial College London · Department of Bioengineering

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Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in an engineering, physical sciences or mathematical subject. This is a mathematically-demanding programme and students are expected to have robust quantitative skills.

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Months of entry


Course content

This courses focuses on the understanding of neuromechanics, biomimetics design, signal and image processing and the application of robotics in health and everyday life.

Our one-year full-time MSc in Human and Biological Robotics is a wide-ranging course covering robotics for humans and society, service and social robotics, rehabilitation technology, as well as machine vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

This Master's course has a unique focus on engineering methods which investigate human and animal sensing and sensorimotor control, and on the design of biomimetic systems and assistive devices for humans. It builds upon the unique strengths of the Department of Bioengineering and the wider College in this new field.

You will be well supported by the Robotics Forum, which groups together robotics researchers at Imperial doing multidisciplinary research at the cutting edge of several disciplines.

The course is taught by the Department of Bioengineering, where you will spend most of your study time, with additional input from the Departments of Aeronautics, Computing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the Dyson School of Design Engineering.

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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