Entry requirements

Here at the University of Essex Online, we believe that education should be accessible to all. That is why we offer both an academic and work-based experience route onto our MSc Artificial Intelligence.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to take a short aptitude test which is designed to test your ability to handle the intellectual and practical demands of the course. Please note that we will consider your performance in the aptitude test as part of your overall application, so if you don’t pass the test, you may still be accepted onto the course. Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue your studies.
Academic entry route
You must have the following qualifications as a minimum:
  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification
Work experience entry route
You must meet the following criteria:
  • as a minimum you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience within IT or computer science
English language requirement
Our courses are taught in English so to study with us you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Months of entry

April, July, October

Course content

This 100% online MSc Artificial Intelligence is designed specifically for non-computing graduates, wishing to advance their career in this forward-thinking sector. You will gain fascinating insights into the theory and methodology behind AI, as well as experiencing projects that mimic the real world. During the course, you will be able to develop versatile programming skills, in an industry where technology is constantly being reimagined.
You can expect to enjoy a range of specialist study topics, including:
  • the value of data patterns and importance of algorithms
  • building effective AI programmes and the core concepts and techniques
  • how intelligent agents can be used across industries to solve problems

Fees and funding

UK students
£12,167
International students
£12,428

10% anniversary scholarship available for students who enrol from 1 July 2023.

20% impact scholarship available for our April 2024 intake.

Learn more about our discounts and scholarships here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries team
Email
enquiries@online.essex.ac.uk
Phone
+441206489358