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The online Artificial Intelligence Postgraduate Certificate at University of Leeds is both a gateway to the online Artificial Intelligence Masters and an award in its own right. This Level 7 qualification, like our Masters degree has been designed and delivered by computer scientists specifically for professionals who recognise the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to their sector.

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The Postgraduate Certificate pathway provides a strong foundation of AI skills to give you what employers are looking for. You’ll study two compulsory modules and two optional modules of the Artificial Intelligence Masters and exit with the Postgraduate Certificate award, or continue to complete the full Masters degree.

Use your knowledge to influence company strategy and impress employers, helping them to evaluate the risks and opportunities associated with new technologies and market approaches.

Who is this  Artificial Intelligence course from  University of Leeds for?

If you recognise the importance of AI for the future of your industry, this online Artificial Intelligence MSc gives you the forward-thinking knowledge to take your career to the next level. This course is for professionals from a wide range of careers including professor, senior manager, CEO or sales and marketing. It is ideal if you:

• are looking to reskill to enter the AI developer profession 

• are looking upskill to develop, manage and plan AI solutions within your current organisation 

• have solid mathematical knowledge and a minimum of calculus, algebra and linear fundamentals

• are seeking a route to higher level study to develop academic prowess further within this field. 

Learning and teaching 

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Your learning will be delivered online via our virtual learning environment, Minerva. Each week you will study through live face-to-face sessions with our world-class academics in a mixture of structured and open-ended learning techniques. 

We recognise that professionals have busy lives, so with a 100% online delivery mode, students can manage their learning around their busy personal and full-time employment, without the need to disrupt their life. You will also be given access to premium-quality study videos, library resources and the industry’s top electronic journals for independent study. 

Our online learning course is designed to ensure professionals living and working across the world together can share experiences and knowledge with each other. 

Career Support 

As a student, you will have access to the University of Leeds Careers Service’s extensive online resources including career planning, advice on CV (Curriculum Vitae) writing, job applications and key interview skills. Further support will be available via the one-on-one e-Guidance service which can provide advice by appointment via telephone or Skype. 

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules:

  • Programming for Data Science
Select one other compulsory module from the options below:
  • Data Science 
  • Algorithms

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below):

  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining and Text Analytics
  • Deep Learning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A First or 2.1 (hons) bachelor degree in any mathematical or highly numerate discipline where relevant subject areas have been studied. 
  • If you hold a 2.2 (hons) bachelor degree in any mathematical discipline, we’ll consider your application if you have at least three years of relevant work experience in a professional environment.
  • If you hold a First or 2.1 (hons) bachelor degree in a non-mathematical discipline, we’ll consider your application if you have at least three years of relevant work experience in a related professional environment.
  • If you hold a 2.2 (hons) bachelor degree in a non-mathematical discipline with no relevant professional work experience, we’ll consider your application following completion of an admissions test or relevant credit-bearing foundation course in programming.
  • Exceptionally, we will also consider applications from professionally qualified and experienced candidates who do not meet the formal requirements. 

Tuition Fee

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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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