Utrecht University

Artificial Intelligence, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
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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.


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.


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course 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.

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  • 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.
  • Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 18201 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA


Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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