Artificial Intelligence and Data Science - MSc

Our MSc is part of a £30m Government initiative to address the shortage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data specialists. Open to students from a wide variety of backgrounds, it draws on our internationally recognised research. You’ll learn about the underlying principles and concepts of AI and data science, including areas of mathematics, data analytics, programming, system design, cloud computing, machine learning, visualisation and more.

For September 2024 we have a number of £10,000 Scholarships for students from underrepresented groups. Find out more.

Month of entry

  • September, January

Mode of study

  • Full time


Subject area

  • Computer Science

Fees for 2024/25 academic year

  • UK - Full time £11,000 per year.
    International - £20,700 per year.

Duration of study

  • 1 year

Why study Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at Keele University?

Research-led teaching capitalises on our internationally recognised expertise in computational neuroscience, evolutionary systems, machine learning and AI, software and systems engineering
Develop and then put your professional and technical skills to use solving a real-world problem on either an industrial placement or MSc Project
Access to specialist equipment, including over 100 PCs with relevant hardware and software (Microsoft and Linux), gaming lab, high-performance computing infrastructure and Makerspace
Small class sizes and strong, inclusive research community, recently extended to the academic network of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and AI
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Aaron, MSc  Advanced Computer Science

"The course was great because it included modules on some of the main areas in industry, for example, data analysis, web technologies and distributed intelligent systems. I graduated from Keele able to begin a web development side business creating industry level websites for small business owners."

Aaron, MSc Advanced Computer Science

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Computer Science student listening to academic in CSL at Keele

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Computing facilities in CSL

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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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