MSc Artificial Intelligence

  • Programme duration: approximately 2.5 years (part-time and online)
  • Programme start: 26 January, 6 April, 8 June, 10 August, 12 October
artificial intelligence background

Develop your skills in this rapidly growing sector of computer science with our specialist master's in artificial intelligence.

This programme will give you the skills needed to develop, design and evaluate intelligent systems for a wide range of purposes. As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly widespread within all industries, those with knowledge of how these systems operate, and how to optimise them, have become increasingly desirable to employers.

With core modules focusing on topics such as machine learning in practice, deep learning and natural language processing, this programme will allow you to develop practical skills and programming techniques that will assist you when working within this complex field.

Download a brochure for more details on this programme including module information.


Course structure

This programme consists of the following modules. You are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full Master of Science, 120 credits to achieve the postgraduate diploma (PG Dip), and 60 to achieve the postgraduate certificate (PG Cert).

  • Global Trends in Computer Science (15 Credits)
  • Reasoning and Intelligent Systems (15 Credits)
  • Machine Learning in Practice (15 Credits)
  • Multi-Agent Systems (15 Credits)
  • Robotics (15 Credits)
  • Deep Learning (15 Credits)
  • Natural Language Processing and Understanding (15 Credits)
  • Research Methods in Computer Science (15 Credits)
  • Computer Science Capstone Project (60 Credits)

For more information on the modules, including syllabus and learning outcomes, please download our programme booklet.


Entry requirements

Applicants should possess either:

  • A degree in computer science or a closely related subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, coupled with two years relevant IT professional experience; or
  • Professional work experience in IT or related field, and/or other prior qualifications, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this.


Fees and funding

The tuition fee for the MSc Artificial Intelligence is £18,000* (2020/2021 academic year).

However, we are currently offering a scholarship of 15%, reducing the fee to
. For more details, please speak to our admissions team.

This fee is fully inclusive of all costs, including all teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.

Students living in England may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover some of the costs of your degree.

If you are not eligible for a student loan, we offer a simple monthly payment plan to spread the cost of your tuition over the duration of your studies. If you choose to pay the full tuition fee upfront, you will receive a 5% discount.

*All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process.



Apply for this course by completing a simple online form.

In order to apply, you will need to provide copies of the following supporting documentation:

  • School or college transcripts/certificates
  • University transcripts and certified translations if applicable
  • Degree certificates
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (EU and international applicants only)
  • Personal statement
  • Two references (on letter headed paper, signed and dated).

Acknowledgement of your application

The admissions team will acknowledge receipt of your application and will pass it to the Department Head and/or appropriate academic department(s) for consideration.

Students with disabilities

We welcome applications from students with disabilities and consider them on the same academic grounds as those of other students. If you have a disability, medical condition and/or support needs it is important that you inform the University so that you receive appropriate support.


We have regular start dates throughout the year with regular application deadlines. Applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if they have special requirements.


Career prospects

This programme can lead to a wide range of careers in IT, particularly with respect to the design and development of intelligent systems. Job roles may include data scientist, AI developer, AI consultant, machine learning engineer, research scientist and information strategy manager.

Alongside the subject-specific knowledge you will gain during the programme, you will also develop professional skills such as communication, teamwork, critical thinking and research. These will enhance your CV, allowing you to improve your career prospects and access more senior roles.