Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Masters/MSc
Postgraduate and taught
How long it takes:
1 year full-time
Distance learning/ Campus
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Newcastle Law School
The course consists of 180 credits. As well as 2 x 20 credit compulsory modules and 1 x 60 credit compulsory project, you also have the chance to choose up to 80 credits from a range of optional, specialist modules.
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Project – 60 credits
- Current Topics in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – 20 credits
- Mathematical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – 20 credits
40-80 credits must be chosen. Example modules:
- Complex Adaptive Systems (Extended) – 20 credits
- Computer Vision and Imaging (Extended) – 20 credits
- Intelligent Robotics (Extended) – 20 credits
- Machine Learning and Intelligent Data Analysis (Extended) – 20 credits
- Robot Vision – 20 credits
0-40 credits must be chosen. Example modules:
- Mini Project – 20 credits
- Programming in Python – 20 credits
- Research Skills, Evaluation Methods and Statistics – 20 credits
- Storing and Managing Data – 20 credits
- Visualisation – 20 credits
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
Having a MSc in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will equip you with the right skills and knowledge to tackle immediate, real-world problems You will be equipped to recognise what current generation AIs can and cannot do, about contemporary challenges, and about societal and ethical considerations so that you can make informed decisions about how AI techniques should be used in the real world.
What can I do with a postgraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?
Graduates with a degree in AI and Machine Learning have a wealth of career opportunities to choose from. You may choose a graduate role in environments including:
- Machine Learning Engineer
- AI Developer
- Research Scientist
- Technology Consultant
- Data Scientist
Some students also choose careers in teaching, research or technology development at universities both in the UK and overseas. There is a great deal of potential for postgraduates looking to put their computing skills to good use.
What does the future hold?
Your career prospects are great and specialist computing graduates with a good degree are in demand. Plus, with the number of computer science graduates from the UK diminishing at the same time as jobs increasing, students with a postgraduate degree have an excellent chance of securing employment.
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