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Postgraduate MSc

Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)

Boost your career prospects with skills in problem solving for every industry.

This programme is also available with an Internationally Incorporated Masters (IIM) specifically designed for the needs of international students.

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Overview

Discover how computer science and artificial intelligence can solve complex problems in the world. This is a rapidly evolving field for the transformation of our society from self-driving cars, robotics, finance and healthcare. 

This conversion course provides graduates with an introduction to computer science and artificial intelligence, with no previous knowledge of the subject needed. You'll develop skills to restart your career, get into technology and succeed within an evolving industry. 

Our specialist MSc Artificial Intelligence course is more tailored for those with prior knowledge of computer science. It's also possible to take this course with an additional industrial placement.

Why study Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) at Kent?

Outstanding researchers

100% of our research was classified as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' for impact in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF). 

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Make a difference

AI is a crucial, rapidly growing field. Our masters programme will make you an expert, setting you up for a successful career.

Get ahead.

Take a paid placement year to help boost your professional skills and kick-start your career.   

Accreditation

Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT    

Excellent facilities

We have a large range of equipment providing both Linux and PC-based systems, and a makerspace offering exciting teaching and collaboration opportunities.

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State-of-the-art facilities.

The School has superb makerspaces, which house equipment including 3D printers, a laser cutter and metal fabrication machinery. Our makerspaces give our students the chance to build physical devices needed for their course, and to pursue their own hobbies. There's also a range of high-performance computing equipment with state-of-the-art graphics cards.

Your future

You'll be prepared for a career in computing, or a career involving the application of computing and artificial intelligence for problem solving in any professional field. Working with the latest technologies, you develop skills which will boost your career prospects as computer science is used for problem solving in every industry.   Graduates from our computer science conversion courses have successfully achieved careers with leading software, technology, and commercial global companies such as IBM, Cisco, Logica/CMG, Pfizer, Reuters, Shell and Zurich Financial.

Help finding a job

The University has a friendly Careers and Employability Service, which can give you advice on how to:

  • apply for jobs
  • write a good CV
  • perform well in interviews.

You have access to a dedicated Employability Coordinator who is a useful contact for all student employability queries.

Career support
Whether you want to get ahead in your current career, change lanes, or kickstart a new one – we are here to help you realise your ambition.

Fees and funding

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

Full-time

  • UK
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* If you are uncertain about your fee status please contact information@kent.ac.uk.

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

General additional costs

Find out more about general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent. 

Search our scholarships finder for possible funding opportunities. You may find it helpful to look at both:

Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

Learn more about the application process or begin your application by clicking on a link below.

You will be able to choose your preferred year of entry once you have started your application. You can also save and return to your application at any time.

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Supporting your success

We are here to support your postgraduate journey.

Top 50

Kent ranked top 50 in The Complete University Guide 2024.

Fees and funding

Support for funding so you can focus on your studies.

Research excellence

Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.

Accommodation

It’s easy to study on or off campus at Kent – discover what is right for you.