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Artificial Intelligence MSc

Course code

3CE5PARTINTE

Start date

September

Subject area

Computer Science

Mode of study

1 year full-time

2 years part-time

1 year (staged study) part-time

Fees

2021/22

UK £10,750

International £19,855

2020 changes

Click here to read about the changes we are making to our education delivery from September 2020, in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Overview

Scholarships available for 2020/21. Learn more here

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the scientific study that enables machines to mimic cognitive functions of human mind, such as learning and problem solving. It has enjoyed a resurgence following the advances of computational power, the availability of large amount of data and the development of theoretical understanding.

Built on Brunel's strong international research profile in intelligent data analysis, the aim of our Artificial Intelligence MSc course is to provide you with a solid awareness of the key concepts of artificial intelligence. You will develop a critical understanding of the state-of-the-art in this area and the practical skills to create value in its applications to business, scientific and social domains.

The programme offers a wide range of study areas that cover data analysis, various intelligent techniques, machine learning, deep learning, data visualisation, and ethics and governance.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop a broader set of skills including study skills, research skills, employment skills and capability skills through group projects, guest lectures or workshops from industry, and dissertation projects with industrial collaborations.

If you don’t want to commit to full or part-time study of the entire MSc, you can develop your educational portfolio over a longer period of time by undertaking staged study that leads to the award of Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert in Data Science), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip in Artificial Intelligence) and Artificial Intelligence MSc in separate stages.

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

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Course content

This course can be studied 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time or 1 year (staged study) part-time, starting in September.

Year 1

The programme specification is in the process of being updated and may not be an accurate reflection of the programme.

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Careers and your future

There is a strong demand across all sectors of the economy for master's level graduates in artificial intelligence.

Our graduates will have the opportunity to work as machine learning engineers, data scientists, research scientists, business analysts, business intelligence developers and analytics consultants.

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UK entry requirements

A 2:2 or above UK Honours degree ( or equivalent internationally recognised qualification ) from a scientific, technology, engineering, computing or a numerate subject.

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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2021/22 entry

UK

£10,750 full-time

£5,375 part-time

International

£19,855 full-time

£9,925 part-time

Staged Master UK/EU : £3,480

Staged Master International : £6,425

More information on any additional course-related costs.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

Fees for EU applicants- For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

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Teaching and Learning

Study will combine lectures, seminars, group tutorials, practical laboratory sessions, workshop presentations as well as directed self-learning.

Additionally, there are guest lectures delivered by AI industry experts.

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Assessment and feedback

Your work will be assessed via a balance of coursework and exams. Assessments range from written reports/essays through to conceptual/statistical modelling and programming exercises. There are also in-class tests to assess your knowledge of specific technical subjects.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.