Human Robot Interaction (MSc, Postgraduate Diploma)

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The award
MSc, Postgraduate Diploma

How long you will study
find out

Domestic course fees
GBP 5360

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 18120

All study options

About Human Robot Interaction at Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University is recognised as an international leader in Robotics with a worldleading expertise in the area of human-robot interaction (HRI). This research area exists within the broad domain of Artificial Intelligence and has been identified as one of the fastest growing areas for the UK.

The leading demand within this growing market is for consumer and office robots. This demand is said to grow at a rate of 17% between 2014 and 2019; seven times faster than the market for manufacturing robots. As far as technological trends are concerned, companies will, in the near future, be concentrating on the collaboration of human and machine, simplified applications, and light-weight robots. Added to this are the two-armed robots, mobile solutions and the integration of robots into existing environments.

With this market growth in mind Heriot-Watt University has designed this brand new innovatory MSc programme that aims to educate graduates in the discipline of engineering robots that assist human beings in a manner that they will be able to control and shape the robot behaviour.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMSc, Postgraduate DiplomaHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5360International course feesGBP 18120

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Full-timePart-time
Scotland / Non-UK EU£5,360£2,680
England / Northern Ireland / Wales£5,360£2,680
Overseas£18,120£9,060

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

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Entry requirements

Admission requires a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or its overseas equivalent that has imparted reasonable know-how in programming and databases and included some study of mathematics at university level. Suitable candidates are likely to have studied a first degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Robotics.

English language requirements

Important: If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we'll need to see evidence of your English language ability.

The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 (with no component under 5.5), we also accept TOEFL (scores of 79 and higher).

Students, who have an IELTS level of 6.0 will be required to take the 2 research preparation English courses in year 1 in order to bring their English up to the normal postgraduate level

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