Master's degree in: Artificial Intelligence
Programme: Artificial Intelligence
ACCREDITATION: Accredited by the NVAO CROHO CODE: 66981 PART- OR FULL-TIME STATUS: Full-time FACULTY: Science GRADUATE SCHOOL: Natural Sciences LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: English DURATION: 2 years CREDITS:
120 TUITION FEES:
Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee 2018-19, full-time): € 2,060 more information and exceptions
Non-EU/EEA students (institutional fee 2018-19): € 18,690more information and exceptions
START OF STUDIES:
ACCESSIBLE FOR STUDENTS WITH A DEGREE FROM A DUTCH UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (HOGESCHOOL): Yes, under certain conditions SHORT DESCRIPTION: This Master’s offers you an integrative and cutting-edge approach to the field from the viewpoints of Informatics, Logic, Cognition, Psychology, Philosophy, and Linguistics. Tracks: Agents, Cognitive processing, Reasoning.
Students can choose from three tracks:
INTERNSHIP POSSIBILITY: Yes, optional CAREER OUTLOOK:
Research path (PhD position)
Industry (banking, insurance companies, government, software companies, game developing companies, consultancy, start-ups)
NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED LAST YEAR:
40 AVERAGE TIME TO GRADUATION:
Full time: 26 months STUDENT SATISFACTION SCORE: 3.4
A QUICKLY CHANGING AND CHALLENGING FIELD
Artificial Intelligence is a fast-paced and challenging field that is making visible inroads into our everyday life. This Master's programme focuses on the theoretical symbolic foundations within Artificial intelligence. We examine the semantics of natural language and of reasoning and argumentation. Moreover, we also look at the foundations of autonomy and collaboration between distributed software systems. These are applied for instance in virtual characters in serious games, in logistic applications like train schedules and in autonomous cars. Other application areas are social simulation for policy management and change of behaviour.
The Master’s in Artificial Intelligence offers you an integrative and cutting-edge approach to the field from the viewpoints of Informatics, Logic, Cognition, Psychology, Philosophy, and Linguistics.
Students can choose from three tracks:
- Cognitive processing
Choosing from a broad range of courses you can tailor the programme to your personal interests within Artificial Intelligence.
In recent years, Artificial Intelligence has turned from a niche area into mainstream computer science. Major companies such as Google, IBM, and Facebook are now seriously investing in AI research. Both Google and Facebook have recently bought several AI start-ups. It is expected that AI will be at the heart of new IT developments in areas like knowledge automation, (semi-) autonomous vehicles, the Internet, and advanced robotics.
Artificial Intelligence graduates carry out AI research in academic or R&D environments, and they identify how AI techniques can provide intelligent solutions to IT problems in companies and organisations. We want to emphasise that the programme does not focus on particular products or tools from specific vendors; instead, we study underlying techniques and methods that are of a longer lasting value.
For students interested in research, the MSc degree provides the opportunity to start a PhD research project (which will result in a doctorate degree) in any of the related topics at a university in the Netherlands or abroad. Such positions are regularly available within the Department of Experimental Psychology and the Intelligent Systems group at Utrecht University. There are ample contacts with other universities as well, partly through the nationwide Dutch research school SIKS (School for Knowledge and Information Systems). Some positions are sponsored by companies or the Dutch research council. Graduates may also find challenging positions in R&D departments of international companies, governments, and the banking and insurance sectors.
Graduates interested in a career in industry are well qualified for jobs in many different areas, such as banking, insurance, government policy, telecommunications, and consumer electronics. They may also find employment in agent-oriented software companies or companies specialising in the use of agent intelligence techniques. Their tasks may consist of developing new products and applications or directing such activities. Other possible opportunities include consultancy or creating a start-up company in an emerging market.
Curious about the jobs our alumni got? Browse the LinkedIn profiles of some of our graduates.