The University of St Andrews Artificial Intelligence MSc is a taught postgraduate degree offering full-time and part-time study pathways.
Students complete a selection of compulsory and optional modules, followed by a research project and 15,000 word dissertation.
This programme has similar high-level outcomes to Advanced Computer Science, while offering the opportunity to focus on topics in Artificial Intelligence, including for example, logic, constraint programming, language processing, machine learning and neural networks.
In semester 1 students take Artificial Intelligence Principles and Artificial Intelligence Practice, followed by either Constraint Programming or Language and Computation in semester 2. Other modules can be selected from the general MSc portfolio.
All MSc students take a Core Skills module, covering essential academic skills. Students taking the specialist Computer Science or HCI degrees also take an Object-Oriented Programming module, to provide a common practical foundation for coursework in the modules that follow. Students on specialist degree programmes take a number of designated modules appropriate to the particular field. With careful module choice, it is sometimes possible to keep open several different specialist options until the second semester.
During the final three months of the course, you undertake an extended project agreed with staff, culminating in writing a substantial individual dissertation. Students on specialist degrees undertake a project in the chosen area.
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Taught postgraduate degrees in Computer Science produce graduates who are well equipped to pursue careers at the forefront of technology. Our recent graduates have gone on to work in a variety of global, commercial, financial and research institutions, including: Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Royal Bank of Scotland, Skyscanner, Avaloq, Amadeus, Amazon, Atlas, Avaloq, Barclays, BP, BT, Capricorn Ventis, FactSet, Hailo, Hitachi Data System, Microsoft, OpenBet and Symantec. We also have a number of students who have stayed on to study for a PhD in the School.
* You will be part of a cohort of around 60 taught postgraduate students admitted every year who enjoy many opportunities to work and socialise together.
* You will benefit from the School’s emphasis on excellence in both teaching and research. You will learn and study in our two adjacent purpose-built buildings, in daily contact with our 50+ academic and research staff, as well as undergraduate and research students. Larger lectures take place in nearby science buildings.
* You will experience a wide variety of teaching methods in addition to traditional lectures, with an emphasis on personal and small group teaching.
* You will have 24-hour access to well equipped laboratories, including high-speed wireless Internet access throughout.
* You will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge beyond your lecture courses by attending the departmental seminar series and distinguished lecture programme and the dedicated Systems and Human Computer Interaction seminar series.
* You will be a part of SICSA, the Scottish Information and Computer Science Alliance, of which St Andrews is a founding partner, giving access to specialised events and training and expert staff at all of Scotland’s universities.
While there is no firm deadline for MSc applications, we strongly recommend that you submit your completed application as early as possible, particularly if you are also applying for funding or a visa. To maintain staff-student ratios, the School reserves the right to stop accepting applications once the programme is full.
The following postgraduate funding may be available to study the Artificial Intelligence MSc at The University of St Andrews.
UK postgraduate loans:
Erasmus Masters Loans – Offering up to €18,000 for eligible students to study a Masters abroad.
Funding from FindAMasters:
FindAMasters Scholarships – Offering up to £5,000 to new UK, EU and international postgraduates.
This MSc is taught at the UK’s longest established centre for artificial intelligence, which remains one of the best in the world.
Our research draws on neuroscience, cognitive science, linguistics, computer science, mathematics, statistics and psychology to span knowledge representation and reasoning, the study of brain processes and artificial learning systems, computer vision, mobile and assembly robotics, music perception and visualisation.
We aim to give you practical knowledge in the design and construction of intelligent systems so you can apply your skills in a variety of career settings.
You follow two taught semesters of lectures, tutorials, project work and written assignments, after which you will learn research methods before individual supervision for your project and dissertation.
You will choose a 'specialist area' within the programme, which will determine the choice of your optional courses:
You can choose from a variety of optional courses including:
Our students are well prepared for both employment and academic research. The emphasis is on practical techniques for the design and construction of intelligent systems, preparing graduates to work in a variety of specialisms, from fraud detection software to spacecraft control.