12 months
22150 GBP/year
10825 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Robotics is one of the most discussed topics in recent years; robots are becoming ubiquitous in industrial environments as well as in everyday life. The Robotics programme offered by Cranfield University will provide students the opportunity to gain practical robot programming experience. 

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As the demand for robotics engineers is increasing, this MSc has been developed for graduates to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge required for associated careers. The course is suitable for those with essential engineering mathematics knowledge and basic computer programming skills.

A unique experience of the breadth of the field of robotics providing students with not only a broad understanding of their uses and applications in modern society but also the fundamental science behind them.

Your career

The Robotics programme offered by Cranfield University  is designed to equip you with the skills required to pursue a successful career working in the UK and overseas.

The International Federation of Robotics’ Executive Summary report shows that the deployment of industrial robots has constantly increased in the last decade and it is predicted that global robot installations will increase by at least 15% annually in the next three years. Mike Wilson, the President of British Automation and Robot Association, has highlighted that robotics is one of the key technologies in ensuring the UK’s manufacturing can be as competitive and productive as possible, and the UK needs to address skill pipeline issues in order to meet the skills that are required by the industry going forward. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the mechanical engineering field - which includes robotics engineers - was projected to experience 5% employment growth over ten years to 2022. It is important to recognise these increasing needs which will lead to a high demand for highly trained robotic engineers.


Accreditation will be sought for the MSc in Robotics from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Robotics
  • Robotics Control
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Robotics
  • Programming Methods for Robotics
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Machine Vision for Robotics
  • Autonomy in Robotic Systems
  • Psychology, Ethics and Standards

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class UK honours degree (or equivalent) in aeronautics/aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical/electronic engineering, pure mathematics, computer science, software engineering, mechatronic engineering, information technology, or be applying as part of a recognised double-degree programme with their home EU institution. 
  • Applications from candidates with lesser qualifications but with considerable relevant work experience will be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22150 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10825 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10825 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Cranfield

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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