Taught course

Artificial Intelligence

City, University of London · Department of Computer Science

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Entry requirements

The programme is designed for those who have completed a first (or upper second class) degree in science and technology subjects including computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, psychology or biology. You must have competence in at least one object-oriented programming language (preferably Python, but Java or C++ are also adequate) and mathematics (linear algebra and calculus, in particular).

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is for recent graduates, and those already working, with a strong grounding in mathematics, good imagination and creativity and an appreciation for data. The MSc also requires programming experience, preferably, but not limited to, Java, C++ or Python.

You will need to have a degree in mathematics, engineering or computer science, or a degree in natural sciences, including psychology. You must also be able to envisage and create models and algorithms so you can work with data to find out what it means and says.

Our focus is on the most commercially applicable form of AI, known as Deep Learning - developing adaptable artificial neural networks (ANNs) that replicate how the brain works. You also explore the wider issues of ethics, accountability and trust that surround AI and how "Explainable AI" is used to interpret the functioning of complex ANNs.

The course is hands-on, using the new world-class City AI Lab, which provides the latest computers, tools and technologies, and the GPU power needed for Deep Learning. Here, as part of your project work and in preparation for employment or future research, students work on how to apply AI to real-world problems, with active researchers in AI.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    12 months (15 months with option of three month internship).

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