Taught course

Cyberphysical Systems (2 year MSc)

University of Nottingham · School of Computer Science

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) with a background or interest for programming. Graduates from a science or engineering background will be considered with a 55% average mark.

Months of entry


Course content

Cyberphysical systems integrate computation with physical objects and processes. Examples of cyberphysical systems are:

  • 'smart' devices in the home such as a smart meter or fridge
  • voice assistant devices
  • driverless vehicles
  • medical monitoring equipment
  • wearable devices
  • robotic assistants

Our course is designed for students with a background in computer science or a related field with analytical skills. You'll learn the principles of integrated system design and computational and cyberphysical systems methods and tools.

The key topics covered will include:

  • artificial intelligence
  • robotics
  • cyber security
  • modelling and simulation
  • ethical design
  • interactive systems

The benefit of a two-years masters is that you can build the foundation of your knowledge in year one then use your skills for a year-long practical or research project.

During the summer period, you will undertake an individual research project. This could be software-based or research-based. Collaboration with business, industry, and other outside bodies is encouraged.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,667 (year one)
International students
£16,667 (year one)

To help support our students, we offer an Excellence in Computer Science scholarship. There are three levels to the award which range from 10-50% off your tuition fees. You will also receive a tablet to use for the duration of your study.

There are many ways to fund your postgraduate course, from scholarships to government loans.

The University also offers masters scholarships for international and EU students. Our step-by-step guide contains everything you need to know about funding postgraduate study.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Colin Johnson