An upper second class degree is normally required, usually in electronic engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline. Students with a good lower second class degree may be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with unrelated degrees will be considered if there is evidence of equivalent industrial experience.
Months of entry
This programme aims at training those who would like to pursue a career in the booming field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It uniquely covers all five of the hottest AI topics – games, robotics, vision, music, and language – each backed up by a respective research group at QMUL that is world-leading. Practical machine learning skill development is at the core of this programme, which is specifically designed to maximise employment potential across a wide spectrum of industrial and academic posts related to AI.
There is however a real shortage of AI talents worldwide, both to serve the industry and drive future research. AI jobs are amongst the best paid in industry nowadays – an AI Specialist typically earns among the highest salaries (New York Times, 22nd Oct 2017), while having a solid AI background is strongly desired in multiple research disciplines.
This MSc programme importantly recognises such need for training cutting-edge AI talents, and is specifically designed to maximise student employability on AI-specific jobs. It achieves that by putting together a programme that is:
- comprehensive, by covering all five of the most popular AI topics
- up-to-date, where each topic backed up by a world-leading group with cutting edge research
- unique, by offering Game AI that represents some of the most advanced AI to date (e.g., AlphaGo)
- practical, by focusing on developing practical machine learning skills across all five AI topics.
The programme brings together our teaching, research and industrial contacts to allow students to mix the different AI topics that best suits their personal requirements and future plans. Students will be offered lectures that explain the fundamental AI concepts, universal machine learning tools essential for any AI job profile, and specific practical and research skills on all five of the AI topics. Students will gain experience with cutting-edge tools such as Deep Neural Networks (DNN), Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN), and Deep Reinforcement Learning (Deep RL) via regular exercises and practical labs. Students will be taught by world-renowned academics in their specific subject areas, and have regular contacts with them throughout the duration of the programme.
Information for international students
For international students we require English language qualifications IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 92 (internet based).
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
- +44 (0)20 7882 7333