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MSc Artificial Intelligence (2 years)




What will I learn?


MSc Artificial Intelligence (2 years) is a newly designed two-year conversion programme. It has been created to provide the perfect stepping stone for students aiming for a career in artificial intelligence, who may not be coming directly from a computing background

This two year programme offers an opportunity for students looking to transition to a new career path in artificial intelligence (AI), who may be coming from a background outside computing. Whether your experience lies in psychology, linguistics, science, technology or the arts, this pathway programme is a rare opportunity to become well-versed in the advanced, challenging field of AI.

The programme aims to provide intensive and high-quality preparatory graduate and postgraduate education in artificial intelligence, all within just two years. The collective programme will be taught by a variety of traditional and innovative means, making use of applied topical material relevant to research and industry. This will create a supply of robustly prepared postgraduates with skills relevant to research and industrial applications of AI, in the UK and internationally.

Which department am I in?

Computer Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£24,496.00 (US$ 29,862) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 September 2024


Edinburgh Campus



Edinburgh, City Of,

EH14 4AS, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For PhD study a Masters level qualification from a good university is normally be required. Applicants should also demonstrate some form of research experience. Students require IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element or an acceptable equivalent.

For international students

Students should have a good honours degree at UK 2:2 level (minimum), with evidence of numeracy and familiarity with a programming language. This programme is designed for students with a non-Computer Science background who would benefit from a foundational year to help them to make a successful transition into AI, and therefore students will only be recruited into Year 1 of this programme. There is no direct entry into Year 2 of this programme. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 (with no component under 6.0). TOEFL iBT with score of 90 including reading 21, listening 21, speaking 21 and writing 25.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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