MSc Artificial Intelligence


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently enjoying a period of great interest due largely to advances in data driven AI and machine learning. Technologies such as self-driving cars, intelligent assistants (like Alexa), and AI health care have made AI an increasingly everyday technology, and one that will revolutionise the way we live and work in the years to come.

Modern AI is concerned with giving computers human-like abilities such as sight, learning, conversation and creativity. AI is a popular topic to study because there is a growing jobs market for AI and Data Science skills and because it is an exciting new field of computing.

Our data driven MSc Artificial Intelligence course capitalises on the success of well-established postgraduate courses in Big Data and Data Science for Business preparing industry ready graduates sought after by AI companies.

The University of Stirling is a member of The Data Lab, an Innovation Centre that aims to develop the data science talent and skills required by industry in Scotland. It also supports our students with funding, networking and routes into employment. We also have close links with the Scottish Informatics and Computing Science Alliance (SICSA).

Course objectives

This course covers the theoretical underpinning of a wide variety of AI-related techniques including machine learning and deep learning, mathematics and statistics for data science, programming using Python, computer vision and natural language processing. The course also covers the technology, techniques, tools, software and methodologies used to apply these underlying theories to real-world problems.

On this Masters course you’ll gain:

  • an in depth understanding of advanced analytics and machine learning topics
  • the ability to apply artificial intelligence solutions to real world problems and commercial tasks
Read more


  • Mathematical Foundations (ITNPBD1)
  • Statistics for Data Science (MATPMD1)
  • Representing and Manipulating Data (ITNPBD2)
  • Commercial and Scientific Applications (ITNPBD4)
  • Machine Learning (ITNPBD6)
  • Deep Learning for Vision and NLP (ITNPAI1)
  • Stochastic Processes and Optimisation (MATPMD4)
  • Dissertation Project (ITNPBD5)
  • Research Dissertation Project (ITNPMR9)
  • £21,845 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time