University of Essex

University of Essex

Artificial Intelligence

Students focus on linking computational intelligence techniques to real-world applications and projects, including computational intelligence in business and financial applications, computational intelligence in games, computational intelligence in biological sciences and medicine and computational intelligence in industrial control.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in computer science, electronic engineering or a related discipline. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.0, or equivalent.

Course modules

Stage1 modules: Group project; professional practice and research methodology; msc project and dissertation; artificial neural networks; computer vision; constraint satisfaction for decision making; evolutionary computation and genetic programming; intelligent systems and robotics; learning and computational intelligence in economics and finance; machine learning and data mining; natural language engineering.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, you will work on a dissertation or individual project included in your final grade.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,665 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 13,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Telephone number: 
01206 872719