This course offers both a broad perspective on intelligent systems, covering evolutionary models, statistical and symbolic machine learning algorithms, qualitative reasoning, image processing, language understanding and bio-computation with a thorough knowledge of the essential principles and practices used in the effective design, implementation and usability of intelligent
The course is rooted in the established research strengths of the School and will offer you the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of an area of specialisation during the main research project where you will work as an integral member of our research groups. You will apply your knowledge and skills to tackle a significant problem, which will prepare you for a graduate career in the IT industry or for further study.
The adoption of intelligent systems is increasing rapidly and varies from software agents used in networking systems to embedded systems in robots and unmanned vehicles to provide systems that can work unsupervised or to enhance human activities.
Course duration: 12 months (full-time)
Start date: September
Course fees (2015, full-time): UK/EU: £10,000; International: £17,750
Scholarships (2015): Scholarships worth up to £3,000 available.
The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2015. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.
If you are looking to start your studies in September 2016, it will provide you with an example of what you will study.
All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project/dissertation is worth 60 credits. You are required to study 180 credits in total.
|Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning||15|
(study at least 15 credits)
|Data Mining and Text Analytics||15|
(study up to 60 credits)
|Advanced Distributed Systems||15|
|Mobile Application Development||15|
|Semantic Technologies and Applications||15|
|Graph Theory: Structure and Algorithms||15|
This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content of our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
In an era where computational resources are cheap and all-pervasive, intelligent systems, from those embedded in widely accessible web applications, through to specialised tools for finding near-optimal solutions to hard problems, are vital for companies seeking competitive advantage.
Graduates with strong foundations in the theory and practice of intelligent systems are employed across the computing industry and in research centres.
Career pathways are therefore extremely diverse, but might include: working in a small company designing and implementing web services that adapt to clients’ history and task; deploying tools for searching medical databases to understand better the success rate and side-effects of treatments; developing products that use video stream data to make better use of a company’s resources; or using insight into biological systems to construct robotic devices
that are more robust to problems in their working environment.
Every year our Careers Centre undertakes a destination of leavers survey with students six months after graduation. A selection of these destinations, from the last five years, can be found on our employability page.
A UK upper second class honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, in computing or a related discipline, with a significant computing component. You are expected to have programming competence, some prior systems development experience and knowledge of data structures and algorithms. Relevant work experience will be taken into consideration.
We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.
English language requirement: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in listening, reading, speaking and writing.
Our Language Centre provide a range of English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional courses, which are designed to help international students develop their language and academic study skills.
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