24 months
5918 GBP/year
5918 GBP/year
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The Artificial Intelligence from University of Essex Online is designed for non-computing graduates who wish to develop their career in the high-demand field of artificial intelligence (AI), or computing professionals who wish to specialise in this exciting sector.

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This Artificial Intelligence programme from University of Essex Online covers a breadth of technology-focused topics. You will gain a fundamental understanding of the underpinning theories and methodologies of artificial intelligence, as well as methods for application of your new skills. Throughout your studies you will take part in collaborative team projects designed to mimic the experiences of working within the AI industry.

Your study journey begins with an overview module that will provide you with a background understanding of the theoretical concepts in the discipline. Next up, you will cover core mathematical and statistical methods and their real-world applications within this domain. Later in the course, you will study a range of specialist topics including:

  • machine learning and the application of algorithms to learn patterns in data and gain value from it
  • the core concepts and techniques used in representing knowledge and supporting reasoning for building effective AI programmes
  • how intelligent agents can be used to provide innovative problem-solving tools in any industry

Throughout the course you will develop a number of programs and applications, and the course will focus on the programming languages Python and R. Your degree will culminate in the individual production of a computing artefact. If anything captures your interest during the course that you to want to study in more detail, this is your opportunity to spend a third of the course focusing on it.

Your future

Artificial intelligence is a vital part of the ‘Industry 4.0’ vision and will play a vital role in the future growth of many sectors, including IT, healthcare, governance and technology. However, there is a significant skills shortage in trained AI professionals. This course is designed to help you switch careers to this technical field, and after completing your studies you will be prepared to succeed in roles such as Machine Learning Engineer, AI Engineer, AI Architect, Business Intelligence Lead, AI Analyst, AI Researcher and many more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Artificial Intelligence 
  • Numerical Analysis 
  • Machine Learning 
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning 
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Research Methods and Professional Practice
  • MSc Computing Project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our MSc Artificial Intelligence, as a minimum you must have an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification.
  • In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our MSc Artificial Intelligence, you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience in IT or computer science.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5918 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11836 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5918 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11836 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.


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