The MSc in Aerial Robotics will provide you with the knowledge required to become an innovator in aerial robotic systems and tackle the latest challenges for Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) or drones, from urban utility operations through to remote scientific investigation. Foundational skills such as flight dynamics, control and avionics will be complemented with disruptive technologies such as autonomous navigation and bio-inspiration. This programme will expose you to a wide range of advanced engineering and computer science concepts and offers the opportunity to apply these to an aerial robotics project. Flight testing may be carried out at one of our world-class facilities including an indoor flight arena at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory or the outdoor flying site at Fenswood, Long Ashton. The University of Bristol has a long history associated with aerospace, with the city providing a home to Airbus, Rolls Royce, QinetiQ, Leonardo helicopters and a range of smaller SMEs. Drawing on this expertise, the Aerial Robotics programme will cover not only conventional vehicle design and onboard systems, but wider supporting robotics technologies including AI, ethics and the legal framework in which they operate. Aerial Robotics will also emphasise a systems approach, considering integration at technology, operational and environmental levels. Graduates will be able to deliver cutting edge drone research and development in a variety of contexts.
How to apply
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries
An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Maths, Physics or strongly relevant subject. Applicants must be able to demonstrate academic or extracurricular programming experience, preferably using C/C++, Python, Java or MATLAB. Applicants with a lower class of degree with relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£14000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£14000||Year 1|
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