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Robotics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Centre for Robotics Research in the Department of Informatics has an international reputation in the field of robotics, mechanisms, kinematics, and their applications to medical science and production.

Overview

Since 2010 Robotics has been part of the new Department of Informatics, taking advantage of natural opportunities and synergies, continuing its record of prolific publication in prestigious journals, and securing several millions of pounds in research funding.

Staff are reputed nationally and internationally in kinematics, robotics and mechatronics, and collaborate closely with the KCL Health Schools (including St Thomas’ and Guy’s Hospitals) and numerous industrial partners. The Centre is renowned for its multidisciplinary research at the interfaces between Robotics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering. The Centre is actively involved in research into such areas as computational intelligence, intelligent algorithms and control, sensing and embedded intelligence, computer vision, computational kinematics and reconfigurable mechanisms.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course study environment
  • The graduate students are an integral part of the academic life of the Department. We are a medium-sized but growing department with many internationally recognised researchers and visiting academics, large groups of PhD students, research assistants, national and international projects, collaborations with other departments and the School as well as links with industry. The departmen offers an exciting environment and excellent opportunities for research.
  • The research students have access to good library facilities, a personal work area including a desk and high-specification computer, new PhD laboratories, weekly departmental seminars and regular group seminars, and college-based training in transferable and research skills.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree with 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or a related subject.
  • Alternatively, a Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in any subject will be considered if a subsequent Master of Science (or international equivalent) has been taken in a relevant area.
  • Applicants with a 2:2 will only be considered if the Master's has been achieved with Merit.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part time tuition fees UK/EU: £2,650 per year
  • Part time tuition fees international: £11,700 per year

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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