Applied Artificial Intelligence (including Professional Practice), M.Sc. | Aston University | Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Applied Artificial Intelligence (including Professional Practice)

22 months
12654 GBP/year
6681 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you want to build a career in the exciting world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) but don’t have a computer science background, this Applied Artificial Intelligence (including Professional Practice) course from Aston University could be for you. This course also features the opportunity to undertake a professional placement in its second year.


There is no doubt that this rapidly growing area of computer science will be at the centre of technological advances in the future. 

As you won’t have a computer science background, this conversion course is designed to get you up to speed quickly, covering the foundations of computer science as well as the specialist knowledge needed for a career in AI.

Our Artificial Intelligence masters is taught by a team of active researchers, so you’ll benefit from their ongoing work and be taught the latest techniques on this interactive course. 

This Applied Artificial Intelligence (including Professional Practice) course from Aston University was developed with support from the Institute of Coding to help break down barriers to digital learning and employment.

The difference between this course and the MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence course with no mention of Professional Practice, is that this one features a professional placement. Students are responsible for finding their own work placement, with the help of our award-winning Careers and Placements Team, who have helped so many of our students to secure placement and work opportunities. Aston is 3rd in the UK for the number of students taking a sandwich year (HESA 2018), showing just how much we encourage students getting professional experience and how successful we are at enabling them to secure work placements. Take a look at our specific placement information and support. Please find more about the timeframe under ‘Learning, teaching and assessment’.

Career prospects

On graduation from this course, your skills will be in high demand across a wide range of sectors and industries. From working in robotics or the development of self-driving cars to using machine learning to manage the movement of people around cities, the opportunities are many and varied. Alternatively, you may choose to continue your studies through further research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Object-oriented Software Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Systems
  • AI: Vision and Reality
  • Research Methods and Professional Practice
  • Techniques for Data Analysis (Data Mining)
  • Machine Learning
  • Mathematics for AI
  • Multi-agent Systems and Strategic Decision Making

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 22 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree in a non-Computing subject, with at least grade 2:2 (or equivalent) and GCSE Mathematics Grade B or equivalent.  
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12654 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23200 GBP for the full programme during 22 months.
  • National

    6681 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12250 GBP for the full programme during 22 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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