Artificial Intelligence, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
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What is intelligent behaviour? How can computers recognize faces and objects? In this Artificial Intelligence programme from the University of Groningen you will learn how to design and implement intelligent systems.

About

The core topics in the Master's programme Artificial Intelligence from the University of Groningen are: autonomous perceptive systems, cognitive robotics and multi-agent systems. 

Autonomous Systems - A robot taking samples and collecting information on the moon is an example of an autonomous system. It operates and carries out missions independently. Regardless of its surroundings, it responds with a certain intelligence. While traditional AI focuses on cognition and reasoning as isolated abilities, we strongly believe in perception as an active behavior, which is integrated into general cognition.

Cognitive Robotics - The courses taught in the area of cognitive robotics are related to research in social robotics, to the origin of robotic communication and to the way in which robots recognize movement. Research is conducted at the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering Institute. 

Multi-agent Systems - When a team of robots play football they have to communicate and cooperate with each other. This is an example of a multi-agent system. When designing these systems, techniques from computing science and logic are combined with knowledge about the interaction amongst humans and animals.

Job prospects

Once you have obtained your Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence, you can apply your skills in research & development, for instance air traffic and space labs, where you make sure that intelligent and innovative technologies are used during the design process. You could also choose to get a job at a research institute where you work as a researcher. This can be done at a university (PhD) or at a research institute like TNO. About 50% of our students chooses a career as a scientist.

Programme Structure

    Programme options
    • Multi-Agent Systems (specialization)
    • Computational Intelligence and Robotics (specialization)
    • HTSM Honours Master (honours program) - This Master's degree programme gives access to the additional, highly selective, High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) Honours Master. The HTSM Honours Master is organized in cooperation with Philips and other major industry partners.
    Courses included:
    • Pattern Recognition
    • Robotics for AI
    • Handwriting Recognition
    • Machine Learning
    • Cognitive Robotics
    • Multi-Agent Systems
    For more information, please visit the programme website.

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Credits
            120 ECTS
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            6.5

            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

            Book IELTS
          • Minimum required score:

            580

            The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

          • Minimum required score:

            92

            The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

          Academic Requirements

          knowledge minimum

          • Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.

          previous education

          • A Bachelor's degree in Artificial Intelligence or a relevant degree including the following subjects: Knowledge Systems, Autonomous Systems, Mathematics (discrete and continuous), Statistics, Logics (set theory, predicate logic and modal logic), and Computer Science (programming, data structures, search techniques, practical skills). 
          • Holders of a relevant Dutch HBO degree need to follow a preparatory premaster programme for admission. 

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            14200 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          • EU/EEA Applies to you

            2006 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for Groningen

          750 - 1000 EUR/month
          Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

          Funding

          Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

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