Artificial Intelligence (2 years) (MSc, Postgraduate Diploma)

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The award
MSc, Postgraduate Diploma

How long you will study
find out

Domestic course fees
GBP 5360

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 18120

All study options

About Artificial Intelligence (2 years) at Heriot-Watt University

MSc Artificial Intelligence (2 years) is an exciting new programme available to students looking to enrol from September 2018.

This two year programme offers a unique opportunity for students looking to transition to a new career path in Artificial Intelligence (AI), yet coming from a background outside Computing. Whether your experience lies in Psychology, Linguistics, Data Science etc this pathway programme is a perfect opportunity to become well-versed in the advanced, fascinating 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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMSc, Postgraduate DiplomaHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5360International course feesGBP 18120

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Full-time
Scotland / Non-UK EU£5,360
England / Northern Ireland / Wales£5,360
Overseas£18,120

* 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.

Scholarships and bursaries

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.

Entry requirements

Admission requires 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.

English language requirements

Important: 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 6.5 (with no component under 5.5), we also accept TOEFL (scores of 79 and higher).

Students, who have an IELTS level of 6.0 will be required to take the 2 research preparation English courses in year 1 in order to bring their English up to the normal postgraduate level

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