University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Artificial Intelligence

The department's research draws on neuroscience, cognitive science, linguistics, computer science, mathematics, statistics and psychology to span knowledge representation and reasoning, the study of brain processes and artificial learning systems, computer vision, mobile and assembly robotics, music perception and visualisation.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, in informatics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, electrical engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics or psychology, plus experience in computer programming; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Informatics research review; informatics research proposal; introduction to java programming (for students who do not already meet the programming requirements for the taught Master's); dissertation; intelligent robotics; agents, knowledge and data ; learning from data; natural language processing; advanced vision; algorithmic game theory and its applications; computer animation and visualisation; information theory; machine learning and pattern recognition; natural language understanding; robotics: science and systems; human-computer interaction; software architecture, process and management; data mining and exploration; text technologies; computational cognitive neuroscience.

Assessment methods


Sponsorship information

SAAS for Scottish/EU students; some EPSRC funding available for knowledge engineering specialism.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 22,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,220 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,650 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Informatics Teaching Organisation
Telephone number: 
0131 650 5194