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Full time | City Campus | 4 years | SEP-21

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Full time


4 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Computer Cybernetics

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Undertake extensive, supervised studies in the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research
  • Specialise in pertinent topics; including computational intelligence and human-robot interaction
  • Develop useful research and teaching skills to assist in your project and your subsequent career
  • Graduate with an advanced qualification in a diverse, ever-expanding and exciting topic

In this course, you'll undertake specialist research into a robotics field of your choice. You'll benefit from cutting-edge facilities in the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research (CARR), as well as from the advice and tutelage of leading experts. You'll graduate with excellent credentials in a par

How you learn

As this is a research course, most of your work will be carried out independently. You will benefit from the support and expertise of your supervisory team; including a Director of Studies and a second supervisor who have specific interest in your chosen subject area. Common topics may include mechanics, electronics, sensing, computational intelligence, cognitive and developmental robotics and human-machine interaction technologies.

You learn through

  • Independent research
  • Mentoring with your supervisory team
  • Research training, including mandatory ethics and integrity sessions
  • Teacher training
  • Linux and ROS training
  • Optional extra training in Matlab, OpenGL, Indesign, Illustration and After Effects

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • Software and robotics
  • Academia.
  • ticularly relevant subject.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) and/or a relevant masters qualification (or expectation of the same).

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University, students will be working at the cutting edge using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a particular focus on...more

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