8 months
3945 GBP/full
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The PG Cert Artificial Intelligence from University of Essex Online is a conversion course that covers the core concepts within the subject, and is ideally suited for both non-computing graduates who wish to change careers, and computing professionals looking to specialise. 

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You will explore essential topics including:

  • the history and future of AI in society, and the key paradigms and algorithms used in the field
  • mathematical and statistical methods and their real-world applications within this domain
  • machine learning and the application of algorithms to learn patterns in data and gain value from it

Throughout the course you will develop a number of programs and applications, and the course will focus on the programming languages Python and R. Towards the end of your studies, there will be the opportunity to progress onto a PG Dip or the full Masters degree.

Why we’re great

  • This Artificial Intelligence programme from University of Essex Online focuses on some of fundamental aspects of artificial intelligence which underpin all areas of AI.
  • There’s no need to download lots of different software packages – all programming languages are included within the tuition fee and all work is carried out in our online development environment.
  • This conversion course will enable you to access the broad range of artificial intelligence vacancies, even if you don’t have a computing background.

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, and many more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Artificial Intelligence 
  • Numerical Analysis 
  • Machine Learning 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 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 PG Cert 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 PG Cert Artificial Intelligence, you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience in IT or computer science.

Tuition Fee

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    3945 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 3945 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.


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