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Course summary

This four year MEng Artificial Intelligence degree builds on the three year BEng and will give you new skills in numerical software development and enable you to apply knowledge and mathematical principles in the design and implementation of modern artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science systems, providing the opportunity to work in a wide range of industries from transport to healthcare and communications to enterainment. Beyond modules specialising in core skills required for all AI, machine learning (ML) and data scientists and engineers, the programme offers a broad range of optional modules that derive from world-leading research carried out by our academic staff in areas such as Deep Learning, Computer Vision and Robotics. The demand for highly numerate and skilled scientists and engineers in the AI field is already massive and continues to grow. Southampton Computer Science graduates are also in high demand as we have a world-leading reputation for creative solutions based on cutting-edge knowledge and state-of-the-art technical skills. You’ll benefit from our strong relationships with employers, our Careers Hub who organise an annual careers fair and our dedicated startup incubator, Future Worlds - supporting student enterprise.


This four-year programme will enable you to pursue a career in a wide range of industries that can benefit from AI. It has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests. During the first two years you will undertake a series of core modules, for example Algorithms and analysis; High- and Low-level Programming, Mathematics and Systematic design. In your third year, you will be taking an advanced Machine Learning module; this module covers content that would traditionally be seen at a Master's level in a CS degree. It follows on from two foundational machine learning modules in year two, which are more representative of the 3rd year content in a CS degree. In your third year you can also choose from a wide range of optional modules that reflect a specialist area of AI. During the fourth year you will take part in a group design project, working with a real industry customer or solving challenging problems through the imaginative application of technology. This programme is also available with a year in industry.

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods are used on this programme to enable students to demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes. These include written examinations and assessments, in-class tests, design exercises, programming exercises, oral presentations, assessed laboratories and group work exercises.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27400 Year 1
International £27400 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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