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Artificial Intelligence 

Utrecht University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
20715 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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The Artificial Intelligence programme at Utrecht University focuses on the theoretical symbolic foundations within Artificial intelligence. We examine the semantics of natural language and of reasoning and argumentation. Moreover, we also look at the foundations of autonomy and collaboration between distributed software systems.

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The Artificial Intelligence  programme at Utrecht University  offers you an integrative and cutting-edge approach to the field from the viewpoints of Informatics, Logic, Cognition, Psychology, Philosophy, and Linguistics.

Choosing from a broad range of courses you can tailor the programme to your personal interests within Artificial Intelligence.

Programme Objective 

As a graduate of the Artificial Intelligence programme, you will have a solid understanding of the logical, philosophical, and cognitive foundations of AI research. You will also have a good overview of the main AI techniques and an in-depth understanding of how to apply these techniques in at least one of theareas within Agent Theory, Humand and Machine Rasoning, or Cognitive Modelling. 

In addition, you will have the skills to carry out AI research in academic or R&D environments and to identify how AI techniques can provide intelligent solutions to IT problems in companies and organisations.

Career Prospects

In recent years, Artificial Intelligence has turned from a niche area into mainstream computer science. Major companies such as Google, IBM, and Facebook are now seriously investing in AI research. Both Google and Facebook have recently bought several AI start-ups. 

It is expected that AI will be at the heart of new IT developments in areas like knowledge automation, (semi-) autonomous vehicles, the Internet, and advanced robotics. 


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy of AI
  • Logic and Language
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Cognitive Modeling
  • Multi-agent Systems
  • Experimentation in Psychology and Linguistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

This is a selective master. You will be considered for admission to the Master's programme Artificial Intelligence if you hold a University bachelor degree and can demonstrate a high level of knowledge and command of methods and skills in the relevant field.

Additionally, we consider:

  • Motivation and talent (also on the basis of average grade and past studies progress);
  • General high level of professional and intellectual ability;
  • Command of the English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20715 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20715 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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