M.Sc. On Campus

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (with an industrial placement year)

24 months
27000 GBP/year
13530 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Robotics and Autonomous Systems (with an industrial placement year) at University of Sussex is a conversion course designed for non-engineering graduates wishing to work for engineering companies.


This Robotics and Autonomous Systems (with an industrial placement year) MSc at University of Sussex will give you the skills needed to work for employers developing or applying:

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

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.

You’ll be supervised by research-active faculty and be part of our vibrant international community. We have strong links with industry, well-equipped research and teaching laboratories, and we help you with your professional development.


An MSc in Robotics and Autonomous Systems could be your passport to a career in a wide range of established and rapidly developing areas that are changing our lives including:

  • smart technologies
  • driverless vehicles
  • vehicle design
  • renewable energies
  • film and television
  • car production manufacturing
  • space or underwater exploration

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business and Project Management
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Control Engineering
  • Mechanics of Mechanisms and Robots
  • Programming for Engineers
  • Reawakening Mathematics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.
  • Subject-specific requirements: You are suited to this course if you are a non-engineering graduate and your degree-level qualification is in a subject including or related to mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, agricultural engineering, and a subject with a high analytical content such as economics, experimental psychology, and physical geography. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    13530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13530 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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