MSc in Artificial Intelligence

University of Groningen

Program Description

MSc in Artificial Intelligence

University of Groningen

University of Groningen

What is intelligent behaviour? How can computers recognize faces and objects? In this programme, you will learn how to design and implement intelligent systems.

The Master in Artificial Intelligence revolves around three core topics: autonomous perceptive systems, cognitive robotics and multi-agent systems.

Autonomous Systems

A robot taking samples and collecting information on the moon is an example of an autonomous system. It operates and carries out missions independently. Regardless of its surroundings, it responds with a certain intelligence. While traditional AI focuses on cognition and reasoning as isolated abilities, we strongly believe in perception as an active behaviour, which is integrated into general cognition.

Cognitive Robotics

The courses taught in the area of cognitive robotics are related to research in social robotics, to the origin of robotic communication and to the way in which robots recognize movement. Research is conducted at the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering Institute.

Multi-agent Systems

When a team of robots play football they have to communicate and cooperate with each other. This is an example of a multi-agent system. When designing these systems, techniques from computing science and logic are combined with knowledge about the interaction amongst humans and animals.

Programme options

  • Multi-Agent Systems (specialization);
  • Computational Intelligence and Robotics (specialization);
  • HTSM Honours Master (honours program);
  • This Master's degree programme gives access to the additional, highly selective, High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) Honours Master.

The HTSM Honours Master is organized in cooperation with Philips and other major industry partners.

2-year programme; credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is recommended;
  • For an average of 20 weeks;
  • Maximum of 60 EC.

Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities at a number of partner institutions. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America. Our exchange programmes have a typical duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.

Admission requirements

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additional subject The Admissions Office will advise the Admissions Board on your application, after which the board will decide if you meet the admission requirements in terms of general level of previous education and specific background knowledge.
previous education A Bachelor's degree in Artificial Intelligence or a relevant degree including the following subjects: knowledge systems, autonomous systems, mathematics (discrete and continuous), statistics, logic (set theory, predicate logic and modal logic), and computer science (programming, data structures, search techniques, practical skills).This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. Applicants with a background in electrical/electronic engineering, industrial robotics and production automation are not eligible for admission.The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master programme for which you applied.
other admission requirements SCHOLARSHIPS: In cooperation with major national and international companies we welcome students with several scholarships ASML Scholarship: ASML is one of the world's leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment. The €5000 p/y scholarship is awarded every year to 25 exceptional students, who get the chance to become a Technology Ambassador within their scholarship period.

Language requirements

Exam Minimum score
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL paper-based 580
TOEFL computer-based 237
TOEFL internet-based 92

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Programme form
EU/EEA 2018-2019 € 2060 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2018-2019 € 14200 full-time

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
EU/EEA students 01 May 2018, 01 November 2018 01 September 2018, 01 February 2019
non-EU/EEA students 01 May 2018, 01 November 2018 01 February 2018, 01 September 2018

Job prospects

Once you have obtained your Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence, you can apply your skills in research & development, for instance, air traffic and space labs, where you make sure that intelligent and innovative technologies are used during the design process. You could also choose to get a job at a research institute where you work as a researcher. This can be done at a university (PhD) or at a research institute like TNO. About 50% of our students choose a career as a scientist.

Where do graduated master AI students work at the moment? Maarten van Grachten and Mathijs Homminga did the AI master in the old doctoral program and they specialized in very different directions. Mathijs works as a software engineer at the IT-company Evermind. He programs and implements innovative IT-projects for shops. Maarten is doing a PhD in Barcelona where he investigates how a computer can compose jazz music.

Job examples

  • PhD research position;
  • Industrial Research & Development;
  • Software engineer.

Research

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Most of the teachers in the Master's programme also participate as a researcher in the research institute ALICE: Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering. The content of the courses taught is closely linked to the research themes of the teachers.

The research in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering is inherently interdisciplinary in nature. With Computing Science, an interest in formal modelling is shared, where these models may be symbolic, statistical or hybrid in nature. With Psychology and Biology, an interest in natural cognition is shared, where the goal is to describe fundamental qualities of cognition in such an explicit way that computational models of perceptual, cognitive, and behavioural control functions can be constructed. The research program of ALICE covers three interrelated areas in Artificial Intelligence:

  • Cognitive Modelling
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Autonomous Perceptive Systems
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 7, 2018
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24 months
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14,200 EUR
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Netherlands - Groningen, Groningen
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