Masters degrees in Artificial Intelligence equip postgraduates with a knowledge of the theory, design, application and development of biologically, socially and linguistically motivated computer systems.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for this field, though research-oriented MRes and MPhil programmes are also available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree, such as Computer Science or Robotics.
Artificial Intelligence is not simply a case of creating machines with anthropomorphic features. The purpose of this subject is to advance technological innovations to enhance human life in many ways. This could range from designing computer games, to developing new surgical machines, or creating new industrial programming techniques.
You will undertake research projects, applying your knowledge and training to real-world applications. Industrial placements are usually a large component of these programmes, helping you to develop yourself professionally and gain vocational experience.
Consideration is also given to the ethical implications of the development of artificial intelligence, its cultural significance, and the economic structure and governance of the industry.
Careers could include roles developing technology for medicine, agriculture, banking and finance, conservation, policing and government, or even space exploration.