Research course (will run subject to approval)

Artificial Intelligence

University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree in Artificial Intelligence or a relevant degree including the following subjects: knowledge systems, autonomous systems, mathematics (discrete and continuous), statistics, logics (set theory, predicate logic and modal logic), and computer science (programming, data structures, search techniques, practical skills).This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. Applicants with a background in electrical/electronic engineering, industrial robotics and production automation are not eligible for admission.The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master programme for which you applied.

Months of entry


Course content

What is intelligent behaviour? How can robots communicate with each other? In this programme you will learn how to design and implement intelligent systems.

The core topics in The Master's programme Artificial Intelligence are: autonomous perceptive systems, cognitive robotics and multi-agent systems.

Autonomous Systems
A robot taking samples and collecting information on the moon is an example of an autonomous system. It operates and carries out missions independently. Regardless of their surroundings, it responds with a certain intelligence. While traditional AI focuses on cognition and reasoning as isolated abilities, we strongly believe in perception as an active behavior, which is integrated into general cognition.

Cognitive Robotics
The courses taught in the area of cognitive robotics are related to research in social robotics, to the origin of robotic communication and to the way in which robots recognize movement. Research is conducted at the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineeringinstitute.

Multi-agent Systems
When a team of robots play footbal they have to communicate and cooperate with each other. This is an example of a multi-agent system. When designing these systems, techniques from computing science and logic are combined with knowledge about the interaction amongst humans and animals.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
€13,600 (non-EU/EEA students)

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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