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Artificial Intelligence

Utrecht University

Master Postgraduate Utrecht

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Mathematics, natural sciences and computer science
Course summary Artificial Intelligence offers a unique integrated and modern approach from the viewpoints of Informatics, Logic, Cognition, Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics.
Course description Artificial intelligence is a fast moving and challenging field. A few examples: natural language processing, for instance in smart phones, has become common use; characters in virtual worlds like computer games and simulations are becoming smarter, leading to more natural, interesting and useful game experiences; there are examples of research that show that human cognitive functions can be enhanced by directly linking the brain to a computer; and, in California there are self-driving cars with sensors and GPS that autonomously drive you to your destination. The Artificial Intelligence master's programme offers a unique integrated and modern approach from the viewpoints of Informatics, Logic, Cognition, Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics. Students can choose from three study paths: *Cognitive processing *Agents *Reasoning Choosing from a broad range of courses you can tailor the programme to your personal interests within Artificial Intelligence.
Study subjects Artificial Intelligence offers three study paths with subsequent mandatory courses: Cognitive processing * Cognition and Language * Current Issues * Conceptual Semantics Agents * Intelligent Agents * Multi-agent Systems * Multi-Agent Learning Reasoning * Logic and Computation * Logic and Language * Common sense reasoning
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes literature study, colloquium, oral presentation, internship, computer exercise, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, seminar
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About the institution

Department Faculty of Science
Information about the institution Commitment, inspiration, ambition and independence are Utrecht University's core values. The University fosters its academic community through investment in staff and students.


Admission requirements
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL computer based 237
TOEFL internet based 93
TOEFL paper based 580
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jun 2020 1 Apr 2020
1 Feb 2021 1 Sep 2020 1 Sep 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jun 2021 1 Apr 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 20473€ 13553

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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