Research course

Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Agents

Bangor University · School of Computer Science

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent is required.

Months of entry


Course content

Research topics include:

  • knowledge-based systems;
  • logic;
  • multi-agent systems;
  • distributed systems;
  • machine learning;
  • data mining;
  • computational linguistics;
  • natural language processing;
  • information theory; and
  • information retrieval.

A central goal of the research is to develop intelligent agents, which have weak properties such as autonomy, social ability, reactivity, proactivity, temporal continuity and goal orientedness as well as strong properties such as mobility, benevolence, rationality, collaborative ability and adaptivity.

Past and current projects include:

  • knowledgeable agents;
  • text mining;
  • text categorization;
  • question/answering;
  • biomedical Information Retrieval systems;
  • Welsh-English translation;
  • believable agents (e.g. chatbots); and
  • artificial life agents.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4260 p.a.
International students
£16,500 p.a.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
01248 382686