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University of Birmingham - College of Social Sciences MSc in AI and Government
University of Birmingham - College of Social Sciences

MSc in AI and Government

Birmingham, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time, Part time

07 May 2024*

Sep 2024

GBP 25,290 / per year **


* deadline for International students I 30 August 2024 deadline for Home students

** for full-time International students | for full-time UK students: £11,340 | part-time UK students: £5,670 per year


Steer emerging technology, Transform public policy

Artificial intelligence is transforming governance. Birmingham’s groundbreaking MSc in AI and Government cultivates interdisciplinary changemakers equally fluent in the technical and ethical complexities. Through hands-on public sector projects, social science students emerge ready to responsibly direct these technologies for the public good.

Designed for ambitious social scientists seeking to drive change, this innovative degree builds your technical abilities in areas like machine learning, natural language processing, generative AI, and data science alongside ethical insights for responsible AI governance.

Through interdisciplinary modules, you will gain hands-on experience tackling policy issues from public health to transportation infrastructure using real-world datasets. Our experts spanning computer science and political science equip you with versatile competencies to shape outcomes using AI, from improving government operations to optimising public service delivery and modernising regulations.

This program opens doors to sought-after consulting, research and leadership roles pioneering solutions to pressing systemic issues. Stand out as a versatile, socially conscious graduate prepared to bring policymakers and technologists together through expertise in areas like algorithm audits, privacy protection, stakeholder analysis and change management within complex public sector environments.

Why study at Birmingham?

  • Jointly designed curriculum integrating Computer Science's AI expertise with Government policy knowledge

  • Advanced AI skills development for non-technical backgrounds

  • Tailored focus on public sector contexts and implementation challenges

  • Impact-oriented experiential learning through real-world government projects

  • Develop technical and policy leaders at the intersection of AI and governance

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