Taught course

ACS: Artificial Intelligence

The University of Manchester · School of Computer Science

Entry requirements

We require a First or strong Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in computer science, or in a joint degree with at least 50% computer science content. Applicants with extensive computer science industrial experience and a good honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, may also be considered for admission.

Months of entry


Course content

Artificial Intelligence is a well-established, exciting branch of computer science concerned with methods to make computers, or machines in general, intelligent - so that they are able to learn from experience, to derive implicit knowledge from the one given explicitly, to understand natural languages such as English, Arabic, or Urdu, to determine the content of images, to work collaboratively together, etc. The techniques used in AI are as diverse as the problems tackled: they range from classical logic to statistical approaches to simulate brains.

This pathway reflects the diversity of AI in that it freely combines a number of themes related to AI techniques, namely Natural Language Processing, Logic and Automated Reasoning, Learning from Data, Visual Computing, and Advanced Web Technologies.

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements, please see the University website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months
block mode
24-48 months

Course contact details

School of Computer Science
+44 (0)161 275 6181