Research course


King's College London · Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Science degree with 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or a related subject.

Alternatively, a Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in any subject will be considered if a subsequent Master of Science (or international equivalent) has been taken in a relevant area.

Applicants with a 2:2 will only be considered if the Master's has been achieved with Merit.

Months of entry


Course content

The Centre for Robotics Research in the Department of Informatics has an international reputation in the field of robotics, mechanisms, kinematics, and their applications to medical science and production. Since 2010 Robotics has been part of the new Department of Informatics, taking advantage of natural opportunities and synergies, continuing its record of prolific publication in prestigious journals, and securing several millions of pounds in research funding.

Staff are reputed nationally and internationally in kinematics, robotics and mechatronics, and collaborate closely with the KCL Health Schools (including St Thomas’ and Guy’s Hospitals) and numerous industrial partners. The Centre is renowned for its multidisciplinary research at the interfaces between Robotics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering. The Centre is actively involved in research into such areas as computational intelligence, intelligent algorithms and control, sensing and embedded intelligence, computer vision, computational kinematics and reconfigurable mechanisms.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer
+44 (0) 20 7848 2555