Study a Master's in AI, Robotics and Automation at Salford

Three robots from our NERIC

Predicted to be one of the UK’s fastest growing career fields, our master’s in AI, robotics and automation will deliver specialist knowledge and build a robust sector-specific skillset.

You’ll study in our new £65 million Science, Engineering and Environment building, based in the heart of Greater Manchester, home to one of the fastest growing tech communities in Europe.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to tackle the next challenge in your career and follow in the footsteps of our successful international graduates who have gone on to work for leading companies. The companies our international graduates work for include Saint Gobain, BOBST, Decathlon and Samsung.

Why study AI, robotics and automation at Salford?


Study at a University at the forefront of research in robotics, automation and AI in transport with NERIC and AAVT labs


Be taught in our new £65 million Science, Engineering and Environment building with specialist computing suites, autonomous systems and robotics laboratories


Learn from an academic team which has exceptional research experience and extensive professional connections


Benefit from our strong links with local businesses through our membership of the Greater Manchester Artificial Intelligence Foundry


Study a robotics and automation course which meets the requirements of the Engineering Council’s Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes


Engage with our extensive industry connections in one of the fastest growing tech communities in Europe

Discover our facilities

Explore a tour of our new Science, Engineering and Environment building below including our specialist robotics and computing facilities.

Our AI, robotics and automation community

What our students say:

“I conducted my final dissertation project at Salford on the use of industrial robots for electrical engine design for a company called Leroy Somer, part of the Emerson Group. Afterwards, I was appointed by them as an Industrial Engineer to manage a project in TPM/Lean Manufacturing for increasing productivity using real-time process control”

Laurent Teyssie

Be part of something bigger

Student working in the robotics laboratory

When you start an AI, robotics and automation based degree at Salford, you're joining a welcoming community making a difference in our industry and wider society. 

Since 1987, we've been a National Advanced Robotics Research Centre and we've recently opened the doors to our new North of England Robotics Innovation Centre (NERIC), which will enable us to continue our commitment to be at the forefront of industry collaboration, innovation and skills in the field. 

We're also a delivery partner of Greater Manchester AI Foundry, our region's plan to help businesses harness the power of AI, which has allowed us to build deep relationships with the industry. 


What facilities will I have access to?

AI, robotics and automation students will study in our £65 million Science, Engineering and Environment which is home to specialist computer laboratories and an autonomous systems and robotics laboratory.  

Do you offer support to help students fund their studies?

We offer a selection of scholarships to help you fund your postgraduate studies. Our Global Gold Excellence Scholarship is worth £3,000 and our Global Silver Excellence Scholarship is worth £2,500. Both of these scholarships are automatically deducted from your tuition fees.  

We are located close to Manchester city centre which is a growing hub for businesses in the North of England. As a result, there are lots of opportunities to find part-time work in a variety of industries. We have an on-campus part-time recruitment agency, Unitemps, who can support you in finding a job within the university or at another local business. Our Careers and Enterprise team can also work with you to improve your CV and interview technique to secure a part-time job.  

We also offer support to help with the cost-of-living in the UK. Details of the different support schemes can be found on our cost of living webpage. You’ll also find information of discounts and offers on this webpage.