Why choose this course?
The MSc Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a conversion MSc, designed for students from a broad range of disciplines who wish to enhance their existing knowledge and skills in order to open up career opportunities in AI.
AI is playing an increasingly important role in all aspects of the modern world. From infrastructure and education to healthcare and climate change the importance of AI cannot be overemphasised. There is now a persistent demand for graduates from a variety of backgrounds who have the expertise and training needed to responsibly use AI technologies to combat some of the world’s greatest challenges. This course has been designed and developed by a team of experts to produce agile, flexible and dynamic graduates with the right blend of training, education and management skills to meet the demands of industry in a variety of areas.
This M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence is a conversion M.Sc. programme aimed at converting graduates from a broad range of disciplines into AI specialists. The distinctive nature of this course means that it appeals to students from a broad spectrum of academic backgrounds who may benefit from some additional assistance with areas outside of their previous area of study such as mathematics or programming. Prior to joining the course students are given an induction programme in mathematics and programming to equip them with the core skills needed to succeed. This induction programme will be available to students all year round and additional support with mathematics and programming will be provided as needed by the expert support team at the University.
Potential Career Paths
The M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence has been developed with a specific focus on employability. The industry internship provides students with the opportunity to fine tune their skills directly in the workplace and to gain valuable work experience. The primary goal of the new conversion courses is to respond to the shortage of Data Science and AI specialists in the UK. The Government's Digital Strategy predicted that within 20 years, 90 per cent of all jobs will require some element of digital skills. Possible career paths for graduates from these roles include
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Data Scientist - AI
- AI Analyst
- Business Intelligence Analyst
The educational aims of this course are
- To enhance critical understanding and skills with regards to processes, techniques and methodologies around artificial intelligence in a blended learning environment with hand-on application using contemporary software.
- To equip students from a broad variety of backgrounds with the key skills needed to apply artificial intelligence tools and techniques to complex real world situations.
To equip students with the communication, management and organisational skills needed to lead data science projects and to communicate findings to the wider organisation including to non-technical audiences
The combination of graduates original first degree with the skills obtained on this course will open up a broad range of career pathways.