Artificial Intelligence MSc

If you’re a computer science graduate and want to build a career in the exciting world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), our interactive course could be for you.

Location: Aston University, Birmingham

Course type

Full-time

Course format

No placements

Duration

12 months full-time

UCAS code(s)

n/a

Start date

Nick Powell

“The support was very good - I knew there would always be someone to talk to if needed.”

Nick Powell, Postgraduate Computer Science Alumnus

Course outline and modules

Artificial Intelligence is at the cutting edge of technology and its potential applications are almost limitless. From developing robots that help people in their own homes to using AI in modelling and managing serious health conditions, it is changing the way we live.

There is no doubt that this rapidly growing area of computer science will be at the centre of technological advances in the future.

Our Artificial Intelligence masters is taught by a team of active researchers, so you’ll benefit from their ongoing work and be taught the latest techniques on this interactive course.

This course was developed with support from the Institute of Coding to help break down barriers to digital learning and employment.

What you’ll learn

We'll teach you the specialist, technical information you need, and you'll develop your ability to create ethical, well-justified and appropriate AI solutions to real-life challenges.

With an emphasis on practical experience, you’ll have the opportunity to design and plan, implement, test, evaluate and document your solutions, preparing you for future challenges as you develop your career.

You’ll work on your own and as part of a team on projects and presentations, including one to design your own computer game. The different projects will enable you to develop your communication and team working skills alongside your technical expertise, which is important as you enter the workplace.

Entry requirements

  • We expect applications from graduates of BSc with honours in Computer Science or related disciplines with a qualification equivalent to UK 2:2 or higher. Evidence of knowledge of Mathematics and Programming foundations should also be provided when the degree is not in Computer Science (i.e. transcript of degree programme or work experience). When a transcript is provided, the Mathematics and Programming grades should be equivalent to UK 60% or higher. Candidates may be interviewed prior to the offer decision.
     
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements. For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your country webpage.


The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Learning, teaching and assessment

Learning will include lectures, seminars and tutorials, as well as practical projects and presentations. 

Core Modules
  • AI: Vision and Reality
  • Machine Learning
  • Mathematics for AI
  • Multi-Agent Systems and Strategic Decision Making
  • Research Methods and Professional Practice
  • MSc Major Dissertation
Choose 3 out of the following options
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Deep Learning
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems 
  • Data Mining 


The course will be assessed through a combination of exams, coursework and practicals.

Fees and scholarships

UK/EU students (2020/21)

Annual tuition fees: £9,350

International students (2020/21)

Annual tuition fees: £19,450

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.

More information on fees

Scholarships

You can find out more about our Postgraduate scholarships for international students here. If you are a UK or EU student, please email seaspgtaught@aston.ac.uk for information on funding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why study Artificial Intelligence at Aston?

AI is an incredibly fast growing and exciting sector with a huge demand for people with specialist skills. This course will give you both the knowledge and skills as well as the practical experience to build an interesting career across a range of industries.  

Whether you’re interested in working in robotics or data mining and machine learning, there are many opportunities for employment.

What will I be doing on the Artificial Intelligence course at Aston?

You’ll learn in a range of ways, with a focus on the practical application of your solutions. During your studies you’ll have the opportunity to design, plan, implement, test, evaluate and document your solutions, including the development of your own computer game.

These are all important skills for developing your future career and will ensure you’re ready for the workplace challenges you’ll face. 

 

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