MSc Artificial Intelligence

Our MSc Artificial Intelligence will give you the skills, knowledge and insights to join the global community of AI workers working in research, business or public life.

Artificial Intelligence

Key facts

  • Award Masters / MSc
  • Start date September 2021, January 2022
  • Duration September full-time 12 months; September part-time 24 months; January full-time 18 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based, Stand-alone modules

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently enjoying a period of great interest due largely to advances in data driven AI and machine learning. Technologies such as self-driving cars, intelligent assistants (like Alexa), and AI health care have made AI an increasingly everyday technology, and one that will revolutionise the way we live and work in the years to come.

Modern AI is concerned with giving computers human-like abilities such as sight, learning, conversation and creativity. AI is a popular topic to study because there is a growing jobs market for AI and Data Science skills and because it is an exciting new field of computing.

Our data driven MSc Artificial Intelligence course capitalises on the success of well-established postgraduate courses in Big Data and Data Science for Business preparing industry ready graduates sought after by AI companies.

The University of Stirling is a member of The Data Lab, an Innovation Centre that aims to develop the data science talent and skills required by industry in Scotland. It also supports our students with funding, networking and routes into employment. We also have close links with the Scottish Informatics and Computing Science Alliance (SICSA).

Top reasons to study with us

This course covers the theoretical underpinning of a wide variety of AI-related techniques including machine learning and deep learning, mathematics and statistics for data science, programming using Python, computer vision and natural language processing. The course also covers the technology, techniques, tools, software and methodologies used to apply these underlying theories to real-world problems.

On this Masters course you’ll gain:

  • an in depth understanding of advanced analytics and machine learning topics
  • the ability to apply artificial intelligence solutions to real world problems and commercial tasks

The course offers placement opportunities in a form of a long summer project, generally in partnership with a company or technology provider.

If you’re interested in studying a module from this course, the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma, please email to discuss your course of study.

If you’re interested in studying a module from this course, the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma then please email Graduate Admissions to discuss your course of study.

Our team of academics in the department of Computing Science and Mathematics are engaged in world leading research in fields such as complex systems modelling, computer vision, machine learning, optimisation and, of course, artificial intelligence.

Our research is applied to real world problems such as providing food security, reducing disease, helping the blind live independently, improving airport efficiency, detecting fake news, monitoring environments using satellite/drone imaging and IoT sensors, understanding marine eco-system and developing cybersecurity techniques.

MSc. students become involved with our research through seminars and dissertation projects, which can lead to further study and ultimately a PhD.

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