Taught course

Robotics, Automation and Artificial Intelligence MSc

University of Liverpool · Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Entry requirements

You will need a 2:1 or equivalent degree in a science and technology related field.

Months of entry


Course content

Robotics, Automation and Artificial Intelligence have been identified by UK and Worldwide Governments as a key growth area with potential to revolutionise manufacturing, surgery, health, social care, financial services, offshore energy and environmental monitoring, agriculture, smart cities and resilient infrastructure.

The European Commission published a report (Jan 2021) on the Industry 5.0 paradigm and the vision of human-robot cooperation, co-working, and sustainability; a way of using smart manufacturing, automation, AI and robotics to benefit industries, the workers and society as a whole.

Industry 4.0 and 5.0 are driving a major change within many industries, which calls for upskilling current and future workforces and address shortages in robotics, automation and control engineers.

The University of Liverpool's new Robotics, Automation and AI MSc is at the forefront of educating and developing the knowledge and skills of MSc students to be an instrumental part of future workforces and fully embrace the Industry 5.0 vision.

Created in consultation with Industry Partners (Unilever, MIF Materials Innovation Factory, Croda, IBM), our Robotics, Automation and AI MSc is a dedicated programme which provides broad training and a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Robotics, Automation and Artificial Intelligence, to help graduates progress with a career in research or in industry.

This MSc programme is suitable for students with an undergraduate degree in any of the following subjects: Mathematics, Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Computer Science or Physics.

The MSc programme is a combination of specifically selected modules, bring together the expertise and joint teaching by academics across the Schools of Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Electronics.

The aim of this MSc programme is for students to learn, develop knowledge and skills across disciplines, to understand how to:

1. Empower the workforce to safely and effectively work alongside robots.

2. Train managers and engineers to understand and effectively deploy automation.

3. Ensure that engineers and computer scientists have the skills they need to be part of the 2030 workforce and fully embrace the Industry 5.0 vision.

4. Understand and manage the emergence of artificial intelligence applications in industry and manufacturing.

Our students will learn to contribute to solutions for industry-relevant problems and understand how to explore advances in technology and engineering, to generate applications and solutions to industry-relevant problems.

The programme will deliver experiential learning through deep industrial engagement that prioritises problem-solving and use of robots, automation and artificial intelligence concepts, to provide practical experience of these key emerging technologies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Naser Sedghi