Ph.D. On Campus


King's College London

36 months
24570 GBP/year
5550 GBP/year
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The Centre for Robotics Research in the Department of Informatics at King's College London has an international reputation in the field of robotics, mechanisms, kinematics, and their applications to medical science and production.


Since 2010, Robotics has been part of the new Department of Informatics at King's College London , 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.

Key facts:

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.

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree with 2:1 honours degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related subject. 
  • Alternatively, a Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours degree in any subject will be considered if a subsequent Master of Science 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

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    24570 GBP/year
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    5550 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5550 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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