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Artificial Intelligence (MSc)

Master of Science
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Enhance your knowledge with a master's in artificial intelligence (AI) at the University of Southampton. Our researchers draw on their own research to offer modules on state-of-the-art fields like computer vision, robotics and machine learning.

You can choose among these to develop the specialist skills you'll need for further study or a career in application development.

This AI master's will give you a solid grounding in traditional artificial intelligence, and you'll study emerging topics like:

  • intelligent agents
  • deep learning
  • evolutionary algorithms
  • bio-inspired robotics
  • simulation modelling

We’ll give you access to specialist project labs, computer workstations, and online tools to support your learning in an ideal environment. Our researchers will equip you to handle new and unique challenges in a variety of specialist AI fields. At the end of the course, you’ll be able to design, build, analyse and problem-solve in many areas relating to artificial intelligence.

Course lead

Your course leader has research interests in the algorithmic principles of biological evolution. Visit Dr Richard Watson’s staff profile to learn more about his work.


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British Computer Society (BCS)
“What I enjoy most about my course is the fact that I have been able to choose my modules and shape my course as I wanted it. I have gone down an AI path and selected many Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence modules.”
Sebastian Gherhes, 2019 graduate

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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