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Posted Jan. 30, 2024

Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Masters Degree Courses In The UK

Masters Degrees in Artificial IntelligenceArtificial Intelligence is a rapidly growing area of Computer Science and those with specialist skills and knowledge in this area are in demand all over the world. 

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Here is our roundup of 10 of the best Masters in Artificial Intelligence Degree Courses in the UK*.

MPhil in Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence – University of Cambridge 

Tuition fees: £30,823 for UK students / £48,475 for international students. 
What you will study: This full-time course at the University of Cambridge takes nine months to complete and gives students an understanding of the history, philosophy and theory of AI, data and algorithms.

MSc in Advanced Computer Science – University of Oxford 

Tuition fees: £15,840 for UK students / £36,000 for international students.  
What you will study: Modules on the MSc in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Oxford include Advanced Security Categories, Proofs and Processes, Database Systems Implementation and Quantum Software. The Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford has a strong reputation within the Artificial Intelligence research community. This is a full-time course that takes one year to complete. 

MSc in Artificial Intelligence – Imperial College London 

Tuition fees: £22,250 for UK students / £41,750 for international students.  
What you will study: Students at Imperial College London will gain the technical skills to work in AI and machine learning, and the course is aimed at students with a strong background in Mathematics. Study modules include Python Programming, Introduction to Symbolic Artificial Intelligence and a Software Engineering Group Project. The course is studied full time over one year. 

MSc in Artificial Intelligence – University of Edinburgh 

Tuition fees: £17,100 for UK students (full time, one year) / £40,900 for international students (full time, one year). £8,550 for UK students (part time, two years) / £20,450 for international students (part time, two years). £5,700 for UK students (part time, three years) / £13,635 for international students (part time, three years).

What you will study: This course at the University of Edinburgh can take one year with full-time study or two years with part-time study to complete. Modules can include topics such as Probabilistic Modelling and Reasoning, Automatic Speech Recognition, and Reinforcement Learning. 

MSc in Machine Learning – UCL 

Tuition fees: £19,300 for UK students.
What you will study: Students at UCL gain an understanding of algorithms and approaches to designing intelligent systems. Optional study modules include Applied Machine Learning, Graphical Models, Numerical Optimisation and Machine Vision. It takes one year of full-time study to complete. 

MSc in Artificial Intelligence – King's College London 

Tuition fees: £12,468 for UK students / £35,244 for international students.
What you will study: The aim of the MSc in Artificial Intelligence at King’s College London is to develop students’ knowledge of how to build, design and evaluate intelligent systems. Optional study modules include Data Mining, Computer Vision and Nature-Inspired Learning Algorithms. It takes one year of full-time study to complete.  

MSc in Artificial Intelligence – University of Manchester 

Tuition fees: Contact the University of Manchester for more details. 
What you will study: In this full-time course at the University of Manchester, modules of study include Text Mining, Foundations of Machine Learning, Data Engineering, Cyber Security and Cryptography. Students are taught via lectures, seminars and practical exercises. 

MSc in Data Science – University of Bristol

Tuition fees: £17,700 for UK students / £34,200 for international students.
What you will study: The MSc in Data Science has been developed with industry partners, so is very relevant for relevant employment opportunities. Modules of study include Software Development, Large-Scale Data Engineering, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics.

MSc in Artificial Intelligence – University of St Andrews

Tuition fees: £11,680 for UK students / £29,950 for international students. 
What you will study: This one-year, full-time course consists of two semesters of taught modules followed by an 11-week project and 15,000-word dissertation. Modules of study include Artificial Intelligence Practice and Principles, Object Oriented Modelling, Design and Programming, and Machine Learning. 

MSc in Artificial Intelligence – Queen Mary, University of London

Tuition fees: £12,650 for UK students (full time, one year) / £31,850 for international students (full time, one year). £6,350 per year for UK students (part time, two years) / £15,950 per year for international students (part time, two years). 
What you will study: In this course at QMUL, there are four compulsory modules, four elective modules, and a 10,000–15,000-word research project. Modules of study include Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Society. 

Sources: 1, 2 & 3    

Editor’s note: this blog was originally published in January 2019. The tuition fees have been updated in January 2024 to reflect the latest tuition fees; and the rankings have been updated to reflect the rankings information in more recent sources.

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2 comments

SATYAJIT SEN July 5, 2021, 3:17 p.m.

Wanted to look at post graduate colleges that can help in MS/Integrated PhD involving Topological Applications in Data Sciences. Target is Fall 2022. I am currently a student of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics in India starting my 7th Semester

Charlotte King July 13, 2021, 9:29 a.m.

Hi Satyajit - This is a link to all the Data Science related postgraduate programs, Take a look and see if any of them meet your needs >
https://www.postgrad.com/courses/data-science/
Good luck!

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