Artificial Intelligence

University of Aberdeen


Old Aberdeen Campus


The University of Aberdeen has over 30 years’ experience, and a world-wide reputation in AI-related research, focusing on areas such as machine learning, data science, natural language generation, and multi-agent systems. Spin-out successes include ARRIA NLG, one of the world’s leading natural language generation companies.

This programme covers the theoretical underpinning of a wide variety of AI-related techniques including data and text mining, machine learning (deep learning), reasoning, natural language generation, knowledge representation, and distributed AI systems as well as the technology, techniques, tools, software and methodologies used to apply these underlying theories to real-world problems. Students also learn how to engineer and evaluate AI systems.

Entry Requirements

Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is a Computing Science degree at 2:2 (lower second class) UK Honours level (or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth).

You must have covered Java, C, C++, Algorithms problem-solving and Data Structures.

Applicants with a 2:2 or equivalent in Engineering (such as Electronic/Electrical Engineering) will be reviewed by the selectors for suitability on a case-by-case basis.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

24 months


Physical Science


Natural and Computing Sciences

SCQF Level