Break down the walls of traditional technology with this innovative conversion degree.

Our MSc Artificial Intelligence* is designed for non-computing graduates who wish to develop their career in the high-demand field of artificial intelligence (AI), or computing professionals who wish to specialise in this exciting sector

Teaching Methods and Style

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access. Our courses are delivered through a virtual learning environment (VLE). This means you will have access to your study materials 24/7 and allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and live Q&As.

In order to meet the technical requirements for this course, students will need access to a computer with at least 8GB RAM.


Our assessment criteria are designed to be simple and transparent.

  • You will always be aware of your current provisional grade, right from the start of the programme.
  • You will be able to view your marks clearly in your gradebook whenever you log onto the learning platform.
  • There is a 7-day turnaround for marking and feedback of assessed work.
  • You will have regular contact with your Student Support team, with whom you can discuss any concerns as soon as they arise.

Study Details

MSc – 2 years online

Programme Funding

  • Partial scholarship available for international students residing in specific regions outside of the UK.
  • Alumni discount of 10% of the tuition fee available if you are a previous graduate with the University of Essex or University of Essex Online.
  • Please note that a maximum of two discounts or scholarships can be applied


Student Destinations

Artificial intelligence is a vital part of the ‘Industry 4.0’ vision and will play a vital role in the future growth of many sectors, including IT, healthcare, governance and technology. However, there is a significant skills shortage in trained AI professionals.


£11,570 (2021/2022)

This tuition fee is net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process.

Entry Requirements

We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.

Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Our Online MSc Artificial Intelligence intake dates for 2021 are:

  • January 2022
  • April 2022
  • July 2022
  • October 2022

To find out more about this programme, please download our prospectus.

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK, EU and International students.

Please see our website for how to apply:
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