Taught course

PG Dip 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 Dip 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

Unlock access to the innovative field of artificial intelligence (AI) with our conversion course. This 100% online PG Dip Artificial Intelligence is designed specifically for students without academic or professional experience in computer science. 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 your skills in versatile programming languages, such as languages such as R and Python.
You can expect to enjoy a range of specialist study topics, including:
  • the importance of algorithms and value of data patterns
  • building effective AI programmes and the core concepts and techniques
  • how intelligent agents can be used across industries to solve problems
Towards the end of your studies, you will have the exciting opportunity to advance onto a full Masters.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    16 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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