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Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) Conversion MSc

University of Kent · School of Computing

Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree or equivalent in any subject. You should also have mathematical skills equivalent to a grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry


Course content

The Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) course focuses on how computer science and artificial intelligence can solve complex problems in the world. This is a rapidly evolving field for the transformation of our society from self-driving cars, robotics, finance and healthcare.

This conversion course is open to graduates from any discipline, no prior knowledge of computer science is required. It has been designed to provide graduates from any discipline with an introduction to computer science and artificial intelligence, to develop skills to restart your career, get into technology and succeed within an evolving industry.

The Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) course prepares graduates for a career in computing, or a career involving the application of computing and artificial intelligence for problem solving in any professional field. Working with the latest technologies, you develop skills which will boost your career prospects as computer science is used for problem solving in every industry. You can explore a wide range of personal interests and career ambitions through a wide range of optional modules.

Graduates from our computer science conversion courses have successfully achieved careers with leading software, technology, and commercial global companies such as IBM, Cisco, Logica/CMG, Pfizer, Reuters, Shell and Zurich Financial.

This programme is available with an optional industrial placement of between eight and 50 weeks. The industrial placement provides an opportunity to work in real-world, technical and business roles, enhancing your study experience and having a dramatic impact on your choices after graduation.

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Information for international students

If you are an international student, visit our International Student website for further information about entry requirements for your country, including details of the International Foundation Programmes.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding


Please see our funding pages for the most current information.

£10,000 scholarships

The School of Computing is delighted to offer £10,000 scholarships for students accepted on the Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) conversion Master's in 2023-24. The 16 scholarships aim to encourage more graduates to launch a career in the growing field of AI and to improve the diversity of the workforce.

For more information about this scholarship and to see if you're eligible, please visit, Kent AI scholarships.


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

CEMS Admissions
+44 (0)1227 764000