• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Intelligent Systems programme from De Montfort University aims to provide you with knowledge of the various models of computational intelligence, skills in the associated computational techniques, an insight into their theoretical basis and the ability to apply these techniques to a wide variety of problems.

About

Reasons to study Intelligent Systems at De Montfort University:

  • Internationally recognised reputation - our internationally recognised Centre of Computational Intelligence (CCI) inputs into the course allowing  you to understand the current research issues related to artificial intelligence 
  • Benefit from our Research Expertise - modules include work-based on research by our Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI) and focus on the use of fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks, evolutionary computing, mobile robotics and biomedical informatics; providing theoretically sound solutions to real-world decision making and prediction problems 
  • Flexible study options - full-time, part time or distance learning study options available; making the course suitable for recent graduates and professionals in work 
  • Dedicated robotics laboratory - have access to our  Advanced Mobile Robotics and Intelligent Agents Laboratory. The laboratory contains a variety of mobile robots ranging from the Lego Mindstorms and Pioneers to the Wheelbarrow robot for bomb disposal 
  • Employment Prospects - artificial Intelligence is a growing industry worldwide, employment opportunities exist  in areas such as games development, control systems, software engineering, internet businesses, financial services, mobile communications, programming, and software engineering

There are two similar courses within the department providing you with the flexibility to tailor your learning style and subjects specifically to your requirements. You may also be interested in Intelligent Systems and Robotics MSc which has a robotics focus.

Computational intelligence encompasses the techniques and methods used to tackle problems not well solved by traditional approaches to computing. The four areas of fuzzy logic, neural networks, evolutionary computing and knowledge-based systems encompass much of what is considered to be computational (or artificial) intelligence. There are opportunities to use these techniques in many application areas such as robot control and games development depending on your interests.

Graduate Careers

Graduates typically follow careers in robotics programming and research, games development, control systems, software engineering, internet businesses, financial services, mobile communications, programming, software engineering and many more. A number of past graduates are now studying for PhDs.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Computational Intelligence Research Methods
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Programming
  • Mobile Robots 
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Artificial Neural Networks

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), 18 months for January starts

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Two to six years part-time or by distance learning.

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.
  • We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.
  • If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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