This MSc prepares you for research and development in intelligent systems, covering theoretical issues and practical techniques for their design and implementation. Programming skills are developed through an introductory module in Java, enabling students from both computing and non-computing backgrounds to access a wide range of specialist options commensurate with their experience.
You can choose to organise your studies around these themes:
* adaptive systems
* artificial intelligence
* creative systems
* computational neuroscience.
Alternatively, you can devise your own interdisciplinary combination of modules according to your personal interests.
You are assessed by coursework, unseen examinations, essays, programming projects, group projects, presentations and a 12,000-word dissertation.
Full-time course structure
Autumn term: Applied Natural Language Processing • Intelligent Systems Techniques • Object-Oriented Programming (students with a high level of programming experience may take Advanced Software Engineering). You also choose one option from Artificial Life • Intelligence in Animals and Machines
• Mathematics and Computational Methods for Complex Systems • Real-World Cognition • Web Computing.
Spring term: Image Processing • Machine Learning. You also choose two options from Adaptive Systems • Computational Neuroscience • Generative Creativity • Neural Networks • Neuroscience of Consciousness • Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments.
Summer term: you undertake a dissertation project under faculty supervision. There may be opportunities to collaborate in this with an industrial partner. The dissertation offers scope to specialise through research in a chosen topic, and the work of some projects has led to publication in journals and conference proceedings.
Part-time course structure
Year 1: in each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the summer term you undertake work on the dissertation.
Year 2: in each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the spring and summer terms you complete work on the dissertation.
The University of Sussex
aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/
UK entrance requirements - A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree. While applicants will often have a background in computing or cognitive subjects (such as neuroscience, psychology, linguistics or philosophy), the course is for anyone interested in research or development work in intelligent systems. Mature applicants with relevant experience will also be considered. Overseas entrance requirements: View Website