Artificial Intelligence MSc

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Course overview

Entry requirements

  • General Requirements
    BSc (Hons) 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 be provided when the degree is not in Computer Science.
  • As an alternative:
    Student without a computer science background (academic or work experience), please consider the MSc Computer Science course.
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Key dates

  • Open Day
    Wednesday 26 June
  • Start Date
    September 2019

Gain specialist knowledge required to further your career

A course specially designed to address industry skills gaps

Computer Science at Aston is ranked 4th out of 107 institutions for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2018)

Aston Computer Science graduates go on to earn £3,100 more than the sector average, three years after graduation (LEO, 2018)

Course Summary

This course aims to enable you to develop a systematic understanding of the Artificial Intelligence domain and the associated research and professional skills necessary in practice. You will develop the expertise to plan, design and implement appropriate AI solutions in practical scenarios.

Course Outline

This course aims to enable you to develop a systematic understanding of the Artificial Intelligence domain and the associated research and professional skills necessary in practice. You will develop the expertise to plan, design and implement appropriate AI solutions in practical scenarios.

The programme provides deep knowledge of Artificial Intelligence techniques and develops intellectual skills to create well-justified solutions. Through design and planning, implementation, testing, evaluation and documentation, you will gain susbstancial practical experience, and learn to prepare for the future challenges of AI. 

Entry Requirements and Fees
  • 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.
      

Duration of programme
12 months full-time 

Fees
£9,250 for UK/EU students (2019/20)  
£19,050 for Outside EU students (2019/20) 

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.

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.

Subject Guide and Modules

Modules

This MSc has a total of 180 Credits.

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 

 

 

 

Learning, Teaching and Assessment

The learning hours may include but are not limited to lectures, seminars, tutorials, lab sessions, practicals, online activity, reading, other independent study, reflecting on assignment feedback, field trips and work placements. Assessment types used on the programme include Examinations, Coursework, and Practicals.

 

Institute of Coding

The development of this programme was supported by the Institute of Coding. The Institute of Coding (https://instituteofcoding.org/) has the mission to break down barriers to digital learning and employment and received £20million of funding from the Office for Students (OfS).

Institute of Coding

 

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0)121 204 4910

Email: ask@aston.ac.uk

 

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