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University of Bradford MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
University of Bradford

MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics

Bradford, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time, Part time

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Sep 2024

GBP 12,198 *


* home UK students |international: £20,468


The world is more data-driven than ever, and while specialist analytical, digital, data science and artificial intelligence skills are in high demand, the supply is still very limited. There is a lack of experts in data science and artificial intelligence and this lack of expertise means that, currently, only a few companies can exploit the full potential of their data sets and transform the same into a competitive advantage.

This new MSc program has been designed in response to the shortage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Analytics (DA) specialists in the UK. It will give you the skills and professional insight you need to launch a career in these diverse and fast-growing sectors.

Several £10,000 scholarships will be offered to full-time Home students* attending the three-month placement version of this programme, as part of a £1.4m investment by the Office for Students (OfS), Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Office for Artificial Intelligence and industry contributions.

*Please check eligibility criteria.

The program will provide you with an applied understanding of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics. This program is suitable for applicants from all backgrounds and no prior technical knowledge is required. You will develop the relevant technical skills you need as part of the program.

Please note that the course avoids any mathematical complexities. It centers on equipping you with foundational skills in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics by allowing you to systematically learn open-source software and premium software like SAS and master their application in various business settings and functional areas for the betterment of the organization.

Technical skills you will develop include knowledge of applications such as Python, R, AWS, MS Azure, SAS, SPSS, and Excel. Non-technical soft skills, the development of which are key to your long-term success in any industry, including data-driven decision-making, critical thinking, business acumen and entrepreneurship, and communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.

You will have the opportunity for a three-month industry placement** as part of the program, giving you invaluable real-world experience and an opportunity to build industry contacts.

The three-month industry placement is not guaranteed; however, you will work closely with our dedicated employer and placement services adviser, who will support you in finding a placement, support you with CV writing, and help you apply for roles.

**For students awarded the OfS Scholarship, the placement is compulsory.

Your intellectual and employability skills will be further developed through access to our Career Booster professional development program. In addition, the proposed curriculum will offer you the opportunity to obtain professional certifications through AWS Academy and SAS.

You will graduate as a confident, creative, enterprising, independent data modeler and interpreter, able to select appropriate AI and DS tools for a given practical problem and perform empirical analysis that feeds into data-driven decision-making.

Professional accreditation

We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA, and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".

Students will have the opportunity to develop their intellectual skills further and increase their employability prospects through micro-badges available via SAS content and Amazon Web Services content. These are invaluable industry-recognized certifications that prepare you for more job responsibilities - they will open the doors to different employment options and you can use them anywhere in the world.

SAS is one of the world’s leading industry-standard data analytics software, used as part of this degree to train students. SAS is one of our strategic partners. They are advocates for our students gaining certification with the software, which is used widely in the business world, as part of this program.

All learners will have the opportunity to seek professional certification with the AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services, as part of the program. As a member of the AWS Academy, the University of Bradford will help students become proficient and certified in the use of AWS technologies and ready to join the dynamic cloud IT workforce.




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