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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MRes

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Develop advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning skills and apply these to real-world problems.

Develop advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning skills and apply these to real-world problems

Build the expertise to imagine, lead and deliver research and development projects

Explore a research area of your interest in-depth on an extended project

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MRes

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £21,500 Home

    • £45,150 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • First class Honours in a relevant scientific or technical discipline, such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics or physics

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Course overview

Gain research and innovation skills for developing novel artificial intelligence (AI) on this Master's course.

You'll advance your knowledge of AI and machine learning through lectures, group work and laboratory exercises and put your ideas into practice on a research project.

The individual, supervised project gives you an opportunity to explore a research area of your interest in-depth and learn to use different AI and machine learning (ML) approaches.

Through this, you'll develop high-level analytical skills and learn to design and lead projects.

You'll also advance your programming skills in key areas including Python and complex algorithms, and apply these skills to a research and development (R&D) proposal for a real-world technology business case.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You'll take all of these core modules.

Core modules

You'll complete an extensive research project throughout the duration of this course. The project will be in an area of your interest, which you'll select as part of your application.

The project is assessed by a poster presentation, a thesis and a subsequent oral presentation (viva) of the written thesis.

Your project will normally be supervised by an AI expert, and be co-supervised by an expert in an area of applied AI or from industry.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • A group of people interacting
    Group exercises
  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Individual research project
  • Presentations and pitching sessions
  • Person giving seminar
    Seminars and symposia
  • People attending a conference
  • Workshops
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Recorded lectures available online
    Lecture recordings

Assessment methods

  • Oral presentation
  • Person completing coursework
  • Multiple choice tests
  • Practicals
  • Problem sheets
  • Papers from a written report
    Written reports
  • Research thesis

Entry requirements

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2024 entry.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Build a solid theoretical foundation in artificial intelligence.

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Develop R&D projects that satisfy regulatory requirements and perform well in the real world.

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Our graduates often pursue further study in master's programs or doctoral research.

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With an Imperial Computing degree, you'll be able to explore a variety of career opportunities.

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Graduates are sought after in roles such as application/web development, networking, AI, media, finance, robotics, and computer games.

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Other potential career paths include chip design, cyber security, data management, bio-medical systems and transport

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications