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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Computing (Visual Computing and Robotics)

Specialise in the study of vision, graphics, intelligent behaviour and biomedical image computing.

Specialise in the study of vision, graphics, intelligent behaviour and biomedical image computing

Build your practical skills and research expertise on an individual project

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £22,250 Home

    • £41,750 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • First class Honours in a subject with a substantial computing component

View full entry requirements

Course overview

Specialise in the study of vision, graphics, intelligent behaviour and biomedical image computing on this Master's course.

Examine emerging trends in computing and how these techniques can be adapted in industrial applications. Practical programming training using Prolog and Matlab will be provided.

You'll also enhance your management and research skills on an individual project exploring an area of visual computing or robotics.

We also offer the following MSc Computing specialisms for those looking to advance their knowledge of other areas of computing: 


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll take one core module.

Core modules

You’ll choose nine optional modules in total: at least two from Group A; between three and seven from Group B; and up to three from Group C.

This is an indicative list of the modules you can expect to choose from.

Group A

Group B

Group C

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Practical work
  • Laboratory
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Research project

Assessment methods

  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams
  • Person completing coursework
  • Lab work
  • Person making a presentation
    Presentations and demonstrations
  • Papers from a written report
    Technical report
  • Dissertation

Entry requirements

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2024 entry.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Get the advanced training required to pursue a specialist career in visual computing or robotics.

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A degree in Imperial Computing will open up a variety of career opportunities in other areas of IT and computing.

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Graduates are sought after in roles such as application/web development, networking, AI, media, finance, robotics, and computer games.

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Other potential career paths include chip design, cyber security, data management, bio-medical systems and transport.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications