School of Informatics

Artificial Intelligence MSc

Edinburgh is the oldest centre for AI research in the UK and today is one of the best in the world.

AI research is interdisciplinary by nature and draws on neuroscience, cognitive science, linguistics, computer science, mathematics and statistics, psychology.

Research in AI at Edinburgh spans knowledge representation and reasoning, the study of brain processes and artificial learning systems, computer vision, mobile and assembly robotics, music perception and visualization.

Programme content

The emphasis is on practical techniques for the design and construction of intelligent systems, enabling graduates from this course to apply their skills in a variety of settings, from fraud detection software to specification of the telecommand system for the European Meteorological Spacecraft Control Centre, to name only two of the technologies developed at Edinburgh by our Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute.


Your studies will focus on:

  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Knowledge Management, Representation and Reasoning
  • Learning from Data
  • Natural Language Processing