Artificial Intelligence MSc/Diploma

  • Delivery: Full Time, Part Time
  • Programme type: Taught Programme
  • Study location: Edinburgh
  • Entry date: September

Overview

Data mining, pattern recognition and machine learning are just three of the many applications that we take for granted and that are based on artificial intelligence software. Both the MSc and PG Diploma aim to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a valuable contribution to this rapidly evolving and widespread field of software development.

Further details are available here.

Programme duration

This full-time programme starts in September and lasts one year. The programme can also be taken part-time over 2 years or as a 9 month Postgraduate Diploma.

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of IT (BCS).

Programme content

Full-time students take 4 courses each semester and must normally take courses in bold.

Semester 1Semester 2
3D Modelling and AnimationAdvanced Interaction Design
Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent AgentsComputer Games Programming
Biologically Inspired ComputationConversational Agents and Spoken Language Processing
Data Mining and Machine LearningIntelligent Robotics
Rigorous Methods for Software EngineeringResearch Methods and Project Planning
Software Engineering Foundations Virtual and Augmented Realities


After semester 2, students continue full-time on the MSc project.

Further details are available here.

Project

In the third semester (May-August) students undertake a specialist MSc project which is written up as a 15000 word dissertation. This project enables further development and consolidation of skills introduced in the taught courses, applying them to a challenging practical problem in this subject area.

Entry requirements

Admission requires a 1st or 2nd class honours degree or its equivalent in Computer Science or IT. Candidates holding less than a good honours degree or its equivalent but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exam and course work are at MSc level.  Non-native English speakers must have an English level of IELTS 6.0 or its equivalent.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:

  • 2 semesters English (for IELTS of 4.5-5.0);
  • 12 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5);
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5*-6.0). (*minimum 5.5 reading and writing)

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2015 entry (by residency status)
Status*Full-timePart-time
Scotland / Non-UK EU£4980£2690
England/Northern Ireland/Wales£5880£3180
Overseas£16770£8730

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

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