Advanced Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) at University of Leeds - UCAS

University of Leeds

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) (Taught)

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Course summary

From software agents used in networking systems to in unmanned vehicles, intelligent systems are becoming integral to modern society – and demand is only going to grow across industries. That’s why many organisations worldwide are looking to skilled experts in AI to provide them with solutions that make their businesses more streamlined. Our Advanced Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) MSc will equip you with specialist knowledge and a technical skill set in this fastmoving field whilst allowing you to explore a range of relevant topics in computer science. You’ll gain a broad perspective on intelligent systems, covering evolutionary models, statistical and symbolic machine learning algorithms, qualitative reasoning, image processing, language understanding and bio-computation, as well as essential principles and practices in the design, implementation and usability of intelligent systems. Studying in our School of Computing gives you access to a whole range of specialist facilities, whilst being taught by academics who are experts in their fields. We’re also responsible for producing internationally excellent research and have long-established links with industry meaning you’ll be learning the most up-to-date practices and techniques needed to pursue an exciting career in industry. Why study at Leeds:

  • Learn the latest innovations in computer science from our world-leading research conducted right here on campus that feeds directly into the course.
  • Benefit from studying at a university that is a partner of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.
  • Advance your knowledge and skills in key areas of computing and intelligence systems like knowledge representation and reasoning and machine learning.
  • Tailor the degree to suit your specific interests with a selection of optional modules to choose from such as advanced data science, advanced software engineering and data mining.
  • Build industry experience and conduct your own individual project which focuses on a real-world topic of your choice, giving you the chance to develop professional skills in research and critical thinking.
  • Access a wide range of industry-standard specialist facilities including a state-of-the-art cloud computing lab, a large High Performance Computing (HPC) resource and a visualisation lab including a Powerwall, benchtop display with tracking system, WorldViz PPT optical tracking system and Intersense InertiaCube orientation tracker.
  • Experience expert theoretical and practical teaching delivered by a programme team made up of academics who specialise in a wide range of computing topics.
  • Enhance your career prospects and join our successful alumni who have secured jobs in many excellent organisations worldwide.
  • Study in the Sir William Henry Bragg building, a brand-new development providing excellent facilities and teaching spaces for an outstanding student experience.
  • Make the most of your time at Leeds by joining CompSoc, where you can meet like-minded undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Computing through fortnightly events covering a range of activities including socials, sports and Hackathons!

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests, assignments and exams. Optional modules may also use alternative assessment methods.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in computer science or a comparable subject with a substantial computing element. Relevant work experience will also be considered. We expect you to have significant programming competence and prior experience of systems development and knowledge of data structures and algorithms.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Advanced Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) at University of Leeds - UCAS