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Programme structure: Robotics (MSc) - what's running in 2021/22

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing, student choice and timetabling constraints.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Robotics Systems EMATM0054 20 Mandatory TB-1
Robotic Fundamentals (UWE, UFMF4X-15-M) EMATM0033 15 Mandatory TB-1
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence EMATM0044 10 Mandatory TB-2
Dissertation EMATM0055 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Robotics Research Technology and Methods EMATM0058 20 Mandatory TB-4
Machine Vision (UWE, UFMFRR-15-M) EMATM0056 15 Mandatory TB-1
Human-Robot Interaction (UWE, UFMFHP-15-M) EMATM0043 15 Mandatory TB-2
One UWE and one UoB option to be chosen from the following list:
Optional units are subject to timetabling constraints of the teaching timetables at both the University of Bristol and the University West of England.
Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence EMATM0029 10 Optional TB-2
Intelligent Information Systems EMATM0042 10 Optional TB-2
Advanced Control & Dynamics (UWE, UFME7F-15-M) EMATM0031 15 Optional TB-2
Assistive Robotics (UWE UFMFSR-15-M) EMATM0059 15 Optional TB-2
Soft Robotics EMATM0057 10 Optional TB-2
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Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. **Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

** For the award of Distinction, the Faculty of Engineering requires at least 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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