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What will I learn?

This unique course is based at TWI in Cambridge and gives you a rare opportunity to gain a more practical postgraduate degree experience. By studying within the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) facility at TWI, where you will receive an industry-based experience, as you will be located within a company, rather than on a university campus. TWI is well-known internationally for contribution to industry research and will offer you a very different experience to what you can currently access at our Colchester Campus. You will have access to industry-led projects with real-life application as well as TWI Industrial members companies.

Artificial intelligence deals with the theory, design, application, and development of biologically, socially and linguistically motivated computational paradigms.

The course will focus on linking artificial intelligence techniques to real-world applications and projects, including artificial intelligence in business and financial applications, artificial intelligence in games, artificial intelligence in biological sciences and medicine, and artificial intelligence in industrial control.

Your future

Our course opens employment opportunities designing intelligent software – in banks and businesses designing prediction systems, in computer games companies designing adaptive games, in pharmaceutical companies designing intelligent systems that model a given drug and its various interactions, and in heavy industries designing control systems.

Which department am I in?

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,380.00 (US$ 26,674) per year
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.

This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

17 January 2022


University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park,



CO4 3SQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with GPA 2.50 from Bachelor degree.

For international students

You need a 2.2 degree, or international equivalent, in: Computer Science; Computer Engineering; Computer Networks; Computer Games; Computing; Software Engineering, Electronic Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Telecommunication Engineering; Information Engineering; Automation; Mechatronic Engineering; Mathematics or Physics. IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5; TOEFL IBT 76 overall with minimum component scores: Listening: 17 Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Speaking: 20.

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


About University of Essex

At Essex, students learn to think differently, find new ways of doing things and adopt new techniques for solving problems.

  • World-leading academics in a research-intensive environment
  • Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • Flexible course structure, students study what matters to them
  • Internationally diverse university