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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, FEB-22, MAY-22

  • Duration

    4 years

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

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,195per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 113 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    118 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%



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