M.Sc. On Campus

Artificial Intelligence and Applications

University of Strathclyde

12 months
20650 GBP/year
9050 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Artificial Intelligence and Applications course at The University of Strathclyde is a conversion degree designed for graduates without a computing science background.


The Artificial Intelligence and Applications course at the University of Strathclyde implements UK Government’s Office for Artificial Intelligence’s 2018 recommendations. It's a modern Artificial Intelligence (AI) Masters, being completely up to date, and based upon the Office for Artificial Intelligence’s 2018 recommendations for AI Masters courses. In particular, you learn not just core AI-techniques, but how to place them within a business context so as to show their value.

A skills shortage, particularly around machine learning, means graduates are in high demand. The Artificial Intelligence & Applications Masters degree is designed to give you the skills to get ahead of the coming AI-driven transformation in our economy and society. You'll gain transferable skills to prepare you for a professional career in AI and its applications.  These are expected to cover all aspects of society both within the tech sector as well as outside, including:  education; engineering; health; finance; government; manufacturing; retail; transport.

Modules are assessed individually. You’ll sit formal examinations. MSc students write and submit for examination a thesis based on their research project.


Job market analysis shows that the most in-demand key skills include big data, machine learning and neural networks, all of which are central to this degree. Example roles could include:

  • AI professional: businesses generate huge amounts of data every day and all want to clean that data, understand that data, extract information from that data and turn that information into information to drive the business forward. This degree gives you exactly the skills needed to perform these roles
  • Software developer: as a software developer you'll be playing a key role in the design, installation, testing and maintenance of the AI-technologies that are set to transform the world. Your programmes will be the key driver for the success of business
  • Business/policy analyst: as a business/policy analyst you will identify improvements which can be made to organisational systems using AI, write specifications for their modification and enhancement, and be involved in the design of new IT solutions to improve business efficiency

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Legal, Ethical & Professional Issues
  •  Quantitative Methods for AI
  •  Big Data Technologies
  •  AI for Autonomous Systems
  •  Deep Learning & Natural Nets
  •  AI for Finance; Machine Learning for Data Analytics
  •  Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum second-class Honours degree or overseas equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20650 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9050 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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