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Six reasons to study Robotics

For those considering a degree in Robotics but need further convincing, we lend our expertise. Here are six compelling reasons to study this subject area.

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1. An important industry

Robotic technology has a significant influence on the way we work and live. Intelligent systems are improving areas from education to entertainment.

Robotics has the potential to make things safer, more efficient and of a higher quality. It may be able to spot and treat cancer in humans, for instance. In this industry, you can play a role in making the world a better place.

2. Exciting and evolving

There’s no end to the possibilities of what robotic intelligence can achieve. The industry is rapidly evolving with new technologies appearing every day, stretching the boundaries of what we think is possible.

Study this subject area and there’s plenty of room for innovation – you could use your imagination to contribute to the next intelligent invention.

3. Good graduate prospects

As the industry is evolving, demand for graduates with the technical and creative ability to work in this area is set to increase. Today’s difficult job market is pretty open for those in robotics, meaning you should be able to find professional work after graduating. Starting salaries for graduates of the subject area can be pretty high, too.

4. Combine other interests

Robotics is an interdisciplinary degree where your learning will overlap with other scientific fields such as mechanical engineering, computer science, nanotechnology, bioengineering and cognitive psychology.

Many courses give you flexibility in module choice, so you can tailor your degree to the areas that interest you most – whether that be virtual reality or sustainable electrical energy, for instance.

5. Work experiences

Several courses include work placements with blue-chip organisations like Intel, the London Stock Exchange and IBM. Others offer the knowhow required to start up your own business. 

These experiences boost your employability prospects, help you to build your professional network and give you a taste of what working life might be like.

6. Career possibilities

The skills you develop during a Robotics degree – ones that involve both hardware and software alongside problem-solving – mean you’ll be suitable for several different industries.

Many graduates design and develop intelligent systems for sectors including space exploration, transport, healthcare, manufacturing and telecommunications. Others set up their own businesses, where there is plenty of potential for success.

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