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MSc Artificial Intelligence

Course overview

Start date

September 2020

Subject area

Computing

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

*This course is subject to validation

This programme is designed for those who want to pursue a career in Artificial Intelligence (specialising in machine learning and deep learning), developing smart and insightful software agents/algorithms that can help business decision making and strategic planning for any organisation. The programme provides students with the deeper knowledge and advanced skills that will allow them to contribute to the development and design of machine learning automation and predictive modelling. The programme uses a series of face-to-face lectures, workshops and lab-based learning as a way of securing a knowledge base; whereas other teaching methods, practical sessions, seminars and reflection of work-based practice to enforce learning and professional skills are also used.

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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Enhanced knowledge

Integration of concepts, techniques and applications to enhance students’ knowledge and skills in the intelligent systems’ pipeline.

Practical experiences

Gain advanced theoretical and specialist practical knowledge of progressive and emerging topics and application areas ranging from computer vision to Fintech.

Innovative technology

Create innovative solutions through the integration of a range of standard and specialised Intelligent Systems, Machine Learning, and Deep learning tools/technologies

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What we're researching

The University of East London is conducting top-notch research in the broader area of Artificial Intelligence (AI), ranging from Fintech to stock market prediction, to computer vision to inventing scalable intelligent algorithms to solve the large-scale big data problem. According to Google Scholar's index, the University's AI research is attracting more than one scholarly citation per day globally. The University has strong research collaborations with other academic and industrial institutions; such as the University of Oxford, Queen Mary, University of Southampton, Accenture, Microsoft, and Amazon. The department is producing cutting edge research in the areas including stock market prediction, insurance fraud detection, recommender systems, cyber security using AI, and neural networks.

How you'll learn

Intelligent Systems, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and a wider range of application areas ranging from predicting modelling to decision making to fintech to computer vision.

Dr Mustansar Ali Ghazanfar is an emerging scientist in the field of AI with 50+ international articles, h-index = 11, and citation count of more than 700 in Google Scholar.

Dr Julie Wall is leading an Innovate UK grant in collaboration with Intelligent Voice to transform accountancy, insurance and legal services using AI and data analytics (value £473,000, subject to contract).

Dr Amin Karami has solid background in machine learning and big data and his work has been appreciated around the world. He also led various special issues and conferences in the area of AI and big data.

Fees and funding

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,906 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.

Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses. *Exclusions apply.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK/EU
£9,420
1 Year Masters:

£9,420

2 Year Masters with Industrial Placement:

£9,420 (Year 1)
£3,500 (Year 2) Industrial Placement

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Visit our Postgraduate Loans page for more information. Please note, tuition fees need to be paid in accordance with UEL's Fees Policy.

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,906 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.

Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses. *Exclusions apply.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK/EU
£1,570

Per 30 credit module

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA page for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£13,920
1 Year Masters: 

 £13,920

2 Year Masters with Industrial Placement: 

£13,920 (Year 1)

£3,500 (Year 2) Industrial Placement

 Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

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Degree
Minimum 2:2 BEng Honours or 2:1 BSc Honours in Engineering.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

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Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more.

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Vision
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Machine Learning and Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Mental Wealth; Professional Life (Dissertation)
  • Industrial Placement

How you'll be assessed

All the learning outcomes of the programme are assessed through:

  • Laboratory session portfolios
  • Group and Individual Coursework
  • Research dissertation
  • Examination, Presentations, and reports
  • use of appropriate problem-solving skills

Your future career

Studying the MSc Artificial Intelligence programme at the University of East London will provide graduates with a solid foundation for entering careers across a broad range of specialism in machine learning, computing and IT careers including:

 

  • Machine/Deep Learning Engineer
  • Machine/Deep Learning Scientist
  • Data Science Graduate Programme
  • Operational Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst (applied side)
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Big Data Software Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence Architect
  • Machine Learning Architect
  • Machine Learning Specialist
  • AWS Engineer
  • Full Stack Software Developer
  • Spark Developer

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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