Answer AI’s biggest challenges

In recent years Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become more closely connected to societal change and human progress, calling on new, powerful data algorithms to ensure intelligent machines work more collaboratively with us than ever before.

Our online MSc in Artificial Intelligence is designed to give professionals from computer science – and a host of other disciplines – the opportunity to specialise in AI and meet the increasing demand for experts in this exciting, challenging and rapidly growing field.

Impacting industries as diverse as finance and healthcare, AI has a broad application across a variety of business functions, including marketing and policy-making. Importantly, this online AI MSc also addresses the ethical implications of advancing machine intelligence, and related issues around transparency and accountability – elements often overlooked in the rush to stretch the boundaries of technology.

Forge a future in AI

Covering a range of topics such as the foundations of AI, data science, machine learning and robotics, the course will equip you with a fresh, comprehensive understanding of AI and its application in the real world.

As well as exploring the business functions of AI, we provide a full introduction to programming, helping even those with minimal coding experience respond to the rigours of today’s digital-driven businesses.

Our masters in artificial intelligence online course offers two specialist pathways: one focused on AI in context; the other exploring in depth the technical aspects of AI. So, whether you’re keen to fill the digital skills gap or eager to learn about the latest breakthroughs in AI, this course will challenge your thinking and give you all you need to put your knowledge into practice.

Rated first for employability in computer science and information systems by The Guardian University Guide 2020, studying at the University of Bath will equip you for a rewarding career in this future-focused specialism. To succeed you need passion, an innovative outlook and the determination to advance AI, driving its ability to improve our day-to-day lives whilst championing ethical practices.

I’ve got a new job with better benefits because this course has already started to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. Plus studying part-time while working helps you to stand out from other interview candidates and showed my dedication to my career to my previous manager and my new one.

Jess Crees

What will you learn?

  • Gain techniques to analyse and propose solutions to AI problems
  • Apply relevant ethical, legal and professional standards governing AI activities 
  • Work effectively in a team to design and develop software-based systems 
  • Select the most appropriate solution, considering innovative alternatives
  • Present rational and reasoned arguments using appropriate conceptual tools 
  • Demonstrate initiative in both specification and organisation through project work

Key online benefits

  • Engaging video material and real-life case studies
  • Interaction and networking with students and lecturers
  • Digital resources to support your studies and develop your career

Quick course facts

  • Minimum ​duration: 2 years, 3 months
  • Start date: Three intakes per year
  • Fees: Cost per 10 credits £722* (10% alumni discount). Fees are paid per unit. The MSc totals 180 credits.
  • Entry requirements: Typically, you should have a first or second class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, plus A-level Maths (or at least one passed maths unit at degree level)
  • International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band

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