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Designed and delivered by computer scientists, this cutting-edge online Artificial Intelligence Masters at University of Leeds is designed specifically for professionals who recognise the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to their sector.

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Our course is purely AI focused and covering an extensive range of AI and Machine Learning tools and techniques, this course allows you to apply your academic study and skills knowledge to the real world. So, you can face the future of the sector you wish to pursue. Specialist modules like Robotics, Algorithms, Data Mining and Text Analytics, and Machine Learning have been aligned with market needs to help you learn high-demand skills. There has never been a more important time for businesses to have knowledge about the future of AI, and our specialised curriculum brings a modern, technology-focused perspective to help you address work-related challenges.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. 
Academic and Research Excellence:
  • We are one of the top 100 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2021) and achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017) - the highest possible rating.
  • Our School of Computing, part of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, is ranked 9th for Computer Science in the UK (The Complete University Guide, 2021). Our specialist Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care focuses on the innovative technologies in the field of Artificial Intelligence. It gives us strong research capability in this fast-paced discipline of AI. Over 85% of the School’s research activity in Computer Science was classified as “world leading” or “internationally excellent” in the latest Research Excellence Framework. 100% of the School’s research was deemed to have either “outstanding” or “very considerable” impact in the same exercise.

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

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Programming for Data Science
  • Data Science 
  • Algorithms 

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below):

  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining and Text Analytics
  • Deep Learning
  • Robotics

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Artificial Intelligence Project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines



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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