Taught course

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (with a Masters industrial placement)

University of Sussex · School of Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

This course is designed for non-engineering graduates. It is suitable for students with a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above in subjects including and related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and those subjects where graduates have developed logical analytical skills which may include, for example, economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography.

Applicants will also be interviewed as part of the selection process.

Students will be required to successfully complete an introductory course in the first two weeks of the degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The world of robotics is exciting and fast paced – revolutionising the way we live, work and play.

This course is for you if you’re a non-engineering graduate wishing to work for engineering companies. This MSc will give you the skills needed to work for employers developing or applying:

  • devices or systems for robotics and automation
  • smart systems with autonomous capability
  • ubiquitous and wearable computing.

You build on your individual responsibility, critical awareness and creative thinking, and examine issues such as:

  • project management, planning and scheduling
  • resourcing
  • documentation and communication.

We also offer this MSc with an industrial placement year, making it a two-year course, or without a placement.

Information for international students

Please visit: International qualifications for Masters courses or Fees and Scholarships.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Please visit our website for latest fees information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/2017/engineering-and-informatics/robotics-and-autonomous-systems-with-a-masters-industrial-placement-msc

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study. For full details of our scholarships please visit: Masters Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months
part time
27 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 678048