Utrecht University

Artificial Intelligence, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    9345 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    1030 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
The M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence at Utrecht University offers insights into the latest techniques used in providing innovative systems that can control cars, planes or medical devices. The Master’s degree includes courses of data science, script programming, and you will learn how to design software that conduct brilliant tasks through cognitive processing.

About

Artificial Intelligence is a fast-paced and challenging field that is making visible inroads into our everyday life. Natural language processing of the type used in smartphones or Google Translate has become commonplace. Characters in virtual worlds are becoming smarter, leading to more natural, interesting, and useful experiences in computer games and simulations.

In California, self-driving cars with sensors and GPS are tested that can autonomously drive you to your destination. Research shows that we can enhance human cognitive functions by directly linking the brain to a computer. IBM’s Watson system, which defeated the best human players in the popular American TV quiz Jeopardy, shows that large-scale knowledge based systems can have practical use.

The Master’s in Artificial Intelligence from Utrecht University 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:

  • Agents
  • Cognitive processing
  • Reasoning

Choosing from a broad range of courses you can tailor the programme to your personal interests within Artificial Intelligence.

Programme Objective

As a graduate of the Artificial Intelligence programme, you will have a solid understanding of the logical, philosophical, and cognitive foundations of AI research. You will also have a good overview of the main AI techniques and an in-depth understanding of how to apply these techniques in at least one of the areas within multi-agent systems, reasoning, or cognitive processing. In addition, you will have the skills to carry out AI research in academic or R&D environments and to identify how AI techniques can provide intelligent solutions to IT problems in companies and organisations.

Career

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.

Accreditation

 Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Methods In Ai Research
  • Philosophy Of A.I.
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Multi-agent Learning
  • 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
  • More information Go to the programme website

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.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    93

    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

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree (equivalent of a Dutch University Bachelor’s degree) related to Artificial Intelligence. Examples: A BSc with a major in Artificial Intelligence; A BSc with a major in Computer Science; a BSc with a major in one of the following subjects, with some Computer-Science or AI-related courses: Cognitive Science; Linguistics; Philosophy; Psychology.
  • You are able to demonstrate a solid basic knowledge of at least the following two topics: * logic as used in artificial intelligence, in particular propositional and predicate logic; * programming languages as used in AI, in particular logic, imperative and/or object-oriented languages, and skills to develop and analyze programmes in these languages.
  • In addition, applicants should possess solid basic knowledge of at least one of the following four topics: mathematics as used in artificial intelligence, including set theory, statistics (Bayesian networks), analysis (convergence) and linear algebra (robotics); cognitive psychology; formal linguistics and natural language processing; philosophy of cognitive science.
  • You are able to express yourself in proficient English, both orally and in written text, as evidenced by your motivation letter and/or writing sample, and the interview that is part of the selection procedure.

  • Further accepted proof of your proficiency in English: CPE- at least Grade C 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9345 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18690 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1030 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

For more information about tuition fees and exemptions have a look at the programme website.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1,450 EUR/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university.  You can begin your search for funding by reviewing the list below, which contains some of the scholarships and loans available to international students:

  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
  • Holland Scholarships
  • Orange Tulip Scholarships
  • Canadian student loans
  • Fulbright / NAF
  • US Federal Loans
  • Erasmus+ Master loans

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.