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Programme structure: Robotics (MSc) - what's running in 2024/25

Please note: Programme and unit information may change as the relevant academic field develops. We may also make changes to the structure of programmes and assessments to improve the student experience.

    This section describes which Units you will take in which year of study. It indicates which units are mandatory and where you will be able to choose. The overall pass marks you will need to achieve in order to progress or achieve an award are shown. The full regulations concerning progression and completion are held in the University's Regulations and Code of Practice. Any particular aspects of your programme that are unusual will be highlighted. If any Units are must pass this will be shown below. The linked unit specifications detail any additional requirements.

    What do the Levels represent?

    What do the teaching blocks (TB) mean?

  • Year 1 (2024/25)
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
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
Select one of the following optional units delivered by the University of the West of England:
Optional units are subject to timetabling constraints of the teaching timetables at both the University of Bristol and the University West of England.
Advanced Control & Dynamics (UWE, UFME7F-15-M) EMATM0031 15 Optional TB-2
Assistive Robotics (UWE UFMFSR-15-M) EMATM0059 15 Optional TB-2
Robot Learning & Teleoperation (UWE, UFME7R-15-M) SEMTM0001 15 Optional TB-2
Select two of the following optional units delivered by the University of Bristol:
Intelligent Information Systems EMATM0042 10 Optional TB-2
Soft Robotics EMATM0057 10 Optional TB-2
Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence EMATM0029 10 Optional TB-2
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence EMATM0044 10 Optional TB-2
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Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7 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.

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 7.

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

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