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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Artificial Intelligence

Receive intensive training in programming and the fundamentals of artificial intelligence.

Receive intensive training in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and programming

Explore the ethical and legal issues arising from new developments in AI

Work on projects with leading companies working on AI applications

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £22,250 Home

    • £41,750 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • First class Honours in mathematics, physics, engineering or other degree with substantial mathematics content

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Course overview

Aimed at mathematically-minded STEM graduates, this Master's degree delivers intensive training in programming and the fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI).

As well as learning the technical skills required for this growing area of computing science, you'll have the chance to explore realistic applications through group and individual projects.

This course offers you the chance to forge links with major technology companies and work within industry-initiated projects.

Students with a substantial background in computing who wish to explore other areas of computing alongside specialised options in AI and machine learning may prefer to consider our MSc Computing (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning) degree.


This page reflects the latest version of the curriculum for this year of entry. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

You’ll take all of these core modules.

Core modules

In addition to your core modules, you will choose five optional modules in total: four or all five must be from Group 1, and either zero or one from Group 2.

This list is indicative of the choices you can expect. Your options may differ from those listed.

Group 1

Group 2

Demonstrate independence and originality on an individual project. 

You'll put into practice some of the techniques that have been taught throughout the course and have the opportunity to develop a significant AI application.

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning


  • Taught
  • Independent study

  • 12% Taught (lectures and tutorials)
  • 88% Independent study

Teaching and learning methods

  • A group of people interacting
    Group project
  • Individual project
  • Seminars
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • Computing labs
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment

Balance of assessment


  • Assessed coursework
  • Examinations (practical and written)
  • Group and individual project / internship

  • 20% Assessed coursework
  • 30% Examinations (practical and written)
  • 50% Group and individual project / internship

Entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Develop the skills needed by industries recognising AI's transformative potential.

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Find employment in a variety of sectors, from healthcare to manufacturing to the automotive industry (driverless cars).

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Computing 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