Research course

Control and Systems Engineering

University of Sheffield · Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Entry requirements

First-class undergraduate honours degree in an engineering or mathematics subject. We may also consider science subjects with a significant amount of programming modules.

Months of entry


Course content

This specialist masters course prepares you for a PhD or a career in research. It will enable you to work on a significant research project whilst also developing your knowledge in areas of control and systems engineering.

Course description

During your MRes, you’ll pursue a research topic of your choice alongside learning in taught modules. You’ll specialise in an area of control and systems engineering that you are passionate about.

There are a wide range of research areas for you to study. Working with your project leader, you’ll learn vital research techniques that will help you to succeed in a career in research, such as collating data, report writing and presentation skills.

You’ll also attend taught modules to develop an advanced understanding of control and systems engineering, which you’ll apply to your year long project. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside other control and systems engineering students during your studies.

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Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 114 222 5644