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Artificial Intelligence Online MSc

The University of Bath Online
Program overview
2 Years, 3 Months
Master's degree
Start dates
January 2023

May 2023
Artificial Intelligence Online MSc

About this program

Artificial Intelligence Online MSc

This online MSc in Artificial Intelligence is ideal if you are motivated by the challenges and infinite possibilities of advancing AI. It is designed to give professionals from computer science – as well as a host of other disciplines – the opportunity to specialise in AI and meet the increasing demand for experts in this exciting, future-focused and rapidly growing specialism.

At the forefront of human progress

In recent years, Artificial Intelligence is significantly more closely connected with human progress and societal change. It calls on new and powerful data algorithms to ensure that intelligent machines work in closer collaboration with us than ever before.

AI is evolving at a rapid pace. It has a broad application across a variety of business functions, including marketing and policymaking, finance and healthcare. This online MSc also addresses the ethical implications of advancing machine intelligence, and related issues around transparency and accountability. These are factors that have previously been overlooked by many in the rush to extend the possibilities of technology.

  • Top 10 for course satisfaction for computer science and information systems in The Guardian University Guide 2022
  • Top 10 in the UK for Computer Science by the Complete University Guide 2022

Forge a future in AI

In order to help you to take advantage of a wide range of future career opportunities, the online MSc in Artificial Intelligence contains a broad range of practical subjects, such as programming, data science and robotics. This enables a comprehensive understanding of AI and its application in the real world.

You can opt to take two specialist pathways: a general pathway focused on AI in context, with the other exploring technical aspects of AI in further depth. As a result, whether you’re seeking to fill the digital skills gap or eager to learn about the latest breakthroughs in AI, this course will challenge your thinking and give you the tools to apply your knowledge into practice.

Answer AI’s biggest challenges with the University of Bath.

For more information visit our website.

Admission requirements

  • Typically, you should have a first or second class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, plus A-level Maths (or at least one passed maths unit at degree level)
  • International students: Applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.
  • If you completed your degree in the UK within the last 2 years prior to the start of the course, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

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Program content

Required Units

  • Principles of Programming for Artificial Intelligence (10 credits)
  • Mathematics for Artificial Intelligence (10 credits)
  • Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (10 credits)
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence (10 credits)
  • Humans and Intelligent Machines (10 credits)
  • Introduction to NLP (10 credits)
  • Artificial Intelligence Systems Engineering (10 credits)
  • Further Artificial Intelligence (10 credits)
  • Research Seminar and Project Preparation (10 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional Units: General Pathway

  • Machine Learning (10 credits)
  • Artificial Intelligence as a Social and Political Practice (10 credits)
  • Robotics (10 credits)

Optional Units: Technical Pathway

  • Foundations and Frontiers of Machine Learning (10 credits)
  • Reinforcement Learning (10 credits)
  • Robotics and Machine Vision (10 credits)

Program delivery

Interactive online learning

The course is delivered remotely and entirely online. Learning material is made available to students via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Assessments are conducted online, also through the VLE. Students study one unit at a time, and learning support is provided through electronic discussion forums and live tutorial sessions.


  • Cost per 10 credits £722* (10% alumni discount).
  • Fees are paid per unit.
  • The MSc totals 180 credits.

* Valid up to and including September 2022 intake. Tuition fees are liable to increase each January. You should budget for an increase of up to a maximum of 5% each year.

Please visit our site and register your details to speak to a recruitment coordinator to find out more.


Course Outcomes

  • Understand the statistical context that applies to processing and modelling data
  • Implement data science functionality in a relevant programming language
  • Apply a range of modern analytic methodologies using relevant software libraries
  • Demonstrate the processes involved in the practice of data science and statistics
  • Undertake an individual innovative project, completing it to a professional standard
  • Show critical awareness of the current and future directions of technology in AI

What will you learn?

  • Gain techniques to analyse and propose solutions to AI problems
  • Apply relevant ethical, legal and professional standards governing AI activities
  • Work effectively in a team to design and develop software-based systems
  • Select the most appropriate solution, considering innovative alternatives
  • Present rational and reasoned arguments using appropriate conceptual tools
  • Demonstrate initiative in both specification and organisation through project work

Career paths

In order to help you to take advantage of a wide range of future career opportunities, the online MSc in Artificial Intelligence contains a broad range of practical subjects, such as programming, data science and robotics. This enables a comprehensive understanding of AI and its application in the real world.


About this institute

The University of Bath

The University of Bath’s online MSc courses will give you rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world experience, providing you with a gateway to ground-breaking research and sought-after careers. Packed with engaging, challenging, real-world content our online MSc courses will provide you...

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The University of Bath Online

Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
United Kingdom

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