Research course

Intelligent Technology (specialisation)

Radboud University · Faculty of Science
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree

A completed Bachelor's degree (this does not include a Bachelor’s from a University of Applied Science, in Dutch HBO) in Artificial Intelligence or a related programme with a comparable content that sufficiently prepares for an advanced master program in AI. An acceptable applicant should have some knowledge of Computer Science (in particular sufficient programming experience and software development experience, about 15-24 EC), Artificial Intelligence techniques (search/planning/representation algorithms, machine learning, reasoning under uncertainty, neural networks, logics, and robotics, about 36-42 EC), Mathematics (calculus, linear algebra, statistics, about 15-18 EC), and some Cognitive Science (e.g. cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience).

Proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to demonstrate fluency in both written and spoken English. Students with a Dutch VWO diploma or an English Bachelor are considered sufficiently proficient in English. Other non-native speakers of English* must obtain one of the following certificates:

  • A TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥90 (internet based)
  • An IELTS score of ≥6.5
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher

Students with an international Bachelor’s degree will be asked to upload these documents as part of the admission processes.

* Applicants are considered to be a native speaker of English if they are from Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA or South Africa.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

Developing intelligent machines and new ways for humans and machines to interact, as well as understanding cognition through human behavior.

In the Intelligent Technology track of the Master’s degree programme in Artificial Intelligence, we concentrate on techniques in the broad field of communication and interaction between multiple intelligent agents (be they natural or artificial—and physical, or virtual) with a special focus on language. We address theoretical problems such as: How language can arise and evolve in communities of intelligent agents? and How can an understanding of language and communication can be used to improve the interactions between intelligent agents? One particular application area we focus on is how to use artificial intelligence techniques to better understand and improve interactions between agents—be they chatbots, people, or robots.

What will you learn?

  • This specialisation combines language psychology, communcation and computer modeling.
  • Study advanced data analysis and AI methods and their application in the field of communication
  • Learn how to build artificial agents that interact with physical and social environment
  • Gain an understanding of human cognition and along with the societal and ethical impacts of its use

*This is a specialisation of the Master's in Artificial Intelligence

To apply for this course, please contact us by e-mail.

Learn more via the Radboud University contact form.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 17,000
International students
EU €2,314 p/a Non EU € 17,000 p/a

Radboud Scholarship Programme

RSP offers approximately 30 talented prospective non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship, which consists of a partial tuition waiver. For example: a grant holder in 2019/2020 will pay a tuition fee of only € 2,209, instead of € 12,645 Also, it covers the cost of visa and insurance.

Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme

Orange Tulip Scholarship programme offers excellent students coming from either Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam the opportunity to receive a scholarship. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees. Also, visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are covered.

Indonesian Education Scholarship

The Indonesian Education Scholarship (BPI) for Master’s and PhD programmes is a scholarship program funded by the Indonesian government and is managed by LPDP to finance higher education in Indonesian or overseas institutions.

Fulbright-Radboud Scholarship

The Fulbright Center, sponsored by Radboud University, is offering scholarships to excellent American students for study and research purposes at graduate and PhD levels at Radboud University.To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must have American nationality, have excellent academic marks, engage in extracurricular activities and be admitted to Radboud University.

Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship

The Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship awards 25 scholarships a year to Chinese candidates for study or research in the Netherlands. The Dutch contribution to the scholarship consist of a monthly allowance of € 1,000, international travel costs of € 1,400, and tuition/research fee € 1,951. Also it covers other costs such as visa and insurance.

Dutch Student FInance

The Dutch Student Finance programme is financed by Dutch government. It consists of a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan. EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more.

Holland Scholarship Programme

The Holland Scholarship (HS) gives excellent students the opportunity to study at Radboud University. The HS is open to students with the following nationalities: Canadian, American (USA only), Colombian, Taiwanese and Turkish. All English-taught Master’s programmes are eligible for the HS.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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