Middlesex University

Course Introduction

This postgraduate research degree provides the opportunity for students who wish to undertake an Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) research project on any one of a wide range of interdisciplinary disciplines, under the supervision of our team of experts. This Master's of Science by Research in Ambient Assisted Living will allow students to understand how this technology works, how data is processed to inform individuals and how these systems can be integrated into society to improve life in general. AAL systems provide Intelligent Environments which gather data from individuals through sensors (for example, in a smart phone). This data is then analysed to provide advice, reminders and information which provide support in various circumstances of the users' daily life. Graduates of this masters by research will be able to seek employment in new markets, working in a range of areas related to Ambient Assisted Living.

This could include roles developing AAL systems, designing and developing AAL products, working with AAL users, acting as a consultant to AAL companies or other organisations such as insurance companies. There are also numerous roles in health and social care institutions or with government organisations which require informed decisions when considering the procurement of technology from private providers. In addition to this, students may consider this postgraduate degree as an intermediate step towards a PhD in a related area and a career in academic research.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £4,700 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £4,700 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £2,350 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £2,350 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a second class honours degree 2:2 or above in a science-based discipline. Students must have a suitable research proposal. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Students with relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be considered.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components); 58 (with 51 in all components) in Pearson Test of English; 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading) in TOEFL (IBT); 176 overall (no less than 169 in any component) in Cambridge First, Advanced, Proficiency - taken post January 2015.