Artificial Intelligence

MSc or PGDip or PGCert

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: Full time: MSc – 1 year (12 months); PG Dip – 6 months; PG Cert – 3 months

Part time: Part time: MSc – 2 years (24 months); PG Dip – 18 months (12 months study time); PG Cert – 6 months




School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics


Our Artificial Intelligence (AI) course allows you to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to:

  • pursue careers in the cutting edge of AI
  • implement novel technological solutions in real world problems.

It is ideal for recent graduates in computing, mathematics, engineering or a science-related subject with good programming skills. And those with substantial experience in the computing industry who want to gain a qualification that develops their expertise.

The course is informed by the state-of-the-art research being undertaken in the school. You will study:

  • machine learning
  • deep learning
  • data science
  • data visualisation
  • big data and the cloud
  • intelligent autonomous systems
  • fundamental relevant aspects of cybersecurity.

Our labs are equipped with industry-standard equipment and software tools. This includes a ‘Fab’ lab and robotics lab with a range of platforms for you to implement Artificial Intelligence algorithms.

Specific entry requirements

Due to great interest in this course for September 2023 entry, the deadline to receive applications is Wednesday 22 March 2023 for all applicants who will require a visa to study in the UK. As long as we receive your application on or before 22 March 2023 it will be given full consideration. Those not requiring a visa to study in the UK can continue to apply beyond 22 March 2023.

A degree equivalent to at least a British lower second class bachelor’s (2:2) in computing, maths, engineering or a science-related subject, in which good programming skills have been developed. Those whose first degree is not in these areas, but who have worked in a related industry, and have good relevant experience and programming skills, can also apply.

If you have no experience or degree in a computing related discipline you should consider our MSc in Computing Science.

For the Postgraduate Certificate Research Project you should provide evidence of experience in research and study methods.