Taught course

PG Cert Artificial Intelligence

University of Essex Online · Computer science

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 PG Cert 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

Our conversion course is 100% online and is suited to those with and without professional computing experience. You will gain fascinating insights into the theory and methodology behind AI, as well as experiencing projects that mimic the real world. Gain an understanding of core AI concepts, whilst elevating your career prospects in this in-demand field.
You can expect to enjoy a range of specialist study topics, including:
  • the value of data patterns and importance of algorithms
  • building intelligent systems and the past, present and future of AI
  • mathematical and statistical methods within this domain
Towards the end of your studies, there will be the opportunity to progress onto a PG Dip or the full Masters.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    8 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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