Find courses in artificial intelligence (AI) and data science

This page lists postgraduate conversion courses in artificial intelligence and data science.

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This course is run as part of a collaborative project led by Coventry University.

The universities involved will build upon experience gained from the Institute of Coding, and will introduce new forms of student support.

Scholarships will be prioritised for female students, black students and disabled students, however please check with the university for full details of scholarship eligibility.

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This course is run as part of a collaborative project led by Coventry University.

The universities involved will build upon experience gained from the Institute of Coding, and will introduce new forms of student support.

Scholarships will be prioritised for female students, black students and disabled students, however please check with the university for full details of scholarship eligibility.

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About the course:

This course is run as part of a collaborative project led by Coventry University.

The universities involved will build upon experience gained from the Institute of Coding, and will introduce new forms of student support.

Scholarships will be prioritised for female students, black students and disabled students, however please check with the university for full details of scholarship eligibility.

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The course will upskill law graduates and graduates with comparable legal experience with the technical skills necessary for data science jobs. Students will be able to ensure the responsible regulation and governance of artificial intelligence and data-driven technologies. 

This course offers:

  • a pre-sessional maths bootcamp
  • a range of flexible learning methods
  • on-demand interactive virtual technologies such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom
  • industry placements. 

Through close collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Accenture and Nesta this course is being specifically directed at women, black and disabled students.

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Birmingham City University is based in the heart of the West Midlands, where technology and digital is the fifth largest sector.

The course is suitable for students from a range of backgrounds, and is being developed with partners including Amazon, Microsoft and Oracle. 

It will be flexible and practice-based, using blended and remote-learning materials to solve problems through artificial intelligence and data science methods.

Students will have the opportunity to maximise their employability with a work placement lasting up to a year, and will continue to be supported through an after-care package.

Black, female and disabled students will be eligible for scholarships.

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This conversion course will upskill graduates for careers as applied artificial intelligence and data science professionals, consultants, or entrepreneurs. 

The course curriculum will be decolonised, inclusive and engaging and will include paid work placements.

Assessments will be project-based, and students will have the opportunity to work on real-world briefs generated from project partners such as BlackTechUK.

Graduates will become competent, confident, creative, enterprising, independent data modellers and interpreters, being able to select appropriate artificial intelligence and data science tools for a given business-driven problem.

The course is being offered full-time or part-time, and graduates from far and near science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds are being encouraged to apply.

Students supported by scholarships will include:

  • black students
  • disabled students
  • female students
  • care leavers
  • students from areas of the UK where young people are less likely to go on to higher education (POLAR quintiles 1 and 2)
  • refugees given the sanctuary status of the university
  • estranged students
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller students
  • children from military families, veterans and partners of military personnel. 

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This course will support students from a variety of academic backgrounds (including non-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduates) to gain a postgraduate qualification in data science and analytics.

Students can choose from a variety of options, including:

  • a full-time masters’ degree
  • a part-time masters’ degree
  • a staged masters’ degree.

Students will have access to bespoke, accessible online tools for coding and mathematics support, and will have the option to do a dissertation placement.

The course is being developed with local employers such as Merkle Aquilla. 

Scholarships will be prioritised for female students, black students and students with a disability.

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Coventry University is leading a project with 10 other universities to develop new postgraduate conversion courses in artificial intelligence and data science. It will build upon experience gained from the Institute of Coding.

Full-time and part-time students will be supported through:

  • student representation
  • the development of student personas to aid training
  • equality, diversity and inclusion awareness training for staff.

Scholarships will be aimed at:

  • female students
  • black students
  • disabled students
  • students from areas of the UK where young people are less likely to go on to higher education (POLAR quintiles 1 and 2)
  • children from military families, veterans, and partners of military personnel.

The courses will cover multiple areas and are being developed with employers including Deloitte, IBM and the BBC.

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These postgraduate conversion courses will enable students without a background in computer science or statistics to develop essential data science skills.

The university is working in collaboration with industry partners, such as BT, Preqin and Profusion, and other public sector organisations to develop the courses.

Students will have access to a pastoral support system, personal tutoring and paid work placements. The university will also run ‘challenge weeks’ to support students with limited background knowledge.

Scholarships will be available to students from a range of underrepresented groups including:

  • female students
  • black students
  • students registered disabled
  • refugees
  • children from military families, veterans and partners of military personnel.

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About the courses:

These courses are run as part of a collaborative project led by Coventry University.

The universities involved will build upon experience gained from the Institute of Coding, and will introduce new forms of student support.

Scholarships will be prioritised for female students, black students and disabled students, however please check with the university for full details of scholarship eligibility.

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About the course:

This course is run as part of a collaborative project led by Coventry University.

The universities involved will build upon experience gained from the Institute of Coding, and will introduce new forms of student support.

Scholarships will be prioritised for female students, black students and disabled students, however please check with the university for full details of scholarship eligibility.

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The university is collaborating with a range of regional partners to run a conversion MSc programme in artificial intelligence and data science.

It will tackle the shortage of artificial intelligence and data specialists across the UK and in the Humber region, and will include:

  • digital and data science skills training
  • bespoke taught modules
  • an academic dissertation project or industrial placement or internship.

The programme will be accessible to students from a wide variety backgrounds.

Scholarships will be aimed at:

  • female students
  • black students
  • disabled students
  • students from areas of the UK where young people are less likely to go on to higher education (POLAR3 quintiles 1 and 2).

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The University of Keele has worked with large and multi-national companies, including Santander and Synectics, as well as small and medium sized enterprises to create this inclusive MSc course in artificial intelligence and data science to address the regional skills shortage.

Students will benefit from specialism pathways, paid industrial placements and teaching across a range of disciplines such as:

  • computer science
  • mathematics
  • medicine
  • humanities
  • geography
  • social sciences.

Students will apply their learning in the workplace, and through an ambassador scheme to demonstrate and promote the use of artificial intelligence and data science.

Applications are encouraged from students from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and non-STEM backgrounds.

Scholarships will be aimed at black, female and disabled students.

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About the course:

This course is run as part of a collaborative project led by Coventry University.

The universities involved will build upon experience gained from the Institute of Coding, and will introduce new forms of student support.

Scholarships will be prioritised for female students, black students and disabled students, however please check with the university for full details of scholarship eligibility.

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This course will provide students from non-computer science backgrounds with the necessary technical knowledge and skills for careers within the data science industry.

With support from a range of project partners, including Facebook, students will learn about the current techniques and tools used in data science and artificial intelligence and will undertake paid work placements.

Students will build on their knowledge from their undergraduate degrees, and be given a thorough understanding of the foundations and applications of data science and artificial intelligence.

The university is encouraging applications from a range of underrepresented groups, specifically female students, black students and disabled students.

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Loughborough University will use its two campus locations (in the East Midlands and East London) to offer a flexible postgraduate conversion degree programme.

Using Loughborough’s reputation for sport, the course will increase the number of disabled students with skills in data science and open job opportunities both within and outside of the sports business sector. 

The course will be designed in consultation with industry and businesses, delivering graduates to businesses in need.

Students will use real datasets for analysis, topical business case studies and have the opportunity to undertake work placements.

Applications are encouraged from students from a variety of diverse backgrounds with different initial skill sets, particularly black, female and disabled students.

Scholarships will be targeted at female, black and registered disabled students. However other underrepresented categories eligible include:

  • students from areas of the UK where young people are less likely to go on to higher education (POLAR quintiles 1 and 2)
  • care experienced students
  • estranged students
  • Gypsy, Roma and traveller students
  • refugees
  • children from military families, veterans and partners of military personnel.

Contact information:

About the course:

This course is run as part of a collaborative project led by Coventry University.

The universities involved will build upon experience gained from the Institute of Coding, and will introduce new forms of student support.

Scholarships will be prioritised for female students, black students and disabled students, however please check with the university for full details of scholarship eligibility.

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Nottingham Trent University has worked with companies such as Santander, Nottingham City Council and Parexel Informatics to build an industry-fit conversion course.

Upon completing the course, graduates will be prepared to take innovative roles in the data science industry. They will be able to use their skills to improve the way their employer captures, manages, analyses and profits from their data.

The university will recruit students from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds, with scholarships targeted at black, female and disabled students.

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This course has been developed to address the national skills gap and widen access to data science and artificial intelligence training.

The university will work with industry partners, including Microsoft and BCS, to offer mentoring and internships, and new support mechanisms will be created. This will include:

  • integrated work experience
  • a pre-sessional ‘summer school’ and certificate of achievement in data science
  • a data-driven innovative curriculum
  • a widening participation mentorship network.

Students will gain commercial and contextual awareness around the use of data and artificial intelligence, and learn how to use this to make meaningful contributions locally, nationally and globally.

Scholarships will be aimed black, female and disabled students.

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Contact information:

About the course:

This course is run as part of a collaborative project led by Coventry University.

The universities involved will build upon experience gained from the Institute of Coding, and will introduce new forms of student support.

Scholarships will be prioritised for female students, black students and disabled students, however please check with the university for full details of scholarship eligibility.

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Through this course, students will become healthcare artificial intelligence and analytics professionals who appreciate the challenge of deploying digital health systems.

Employers including NHS Digital, NHS Trusts and analytics or artificial intelligence providers will provide student placements, curriculum development and guest lectures.

The university is looking for applications from underrepresented groups; primarily women. Students will be supported through a combination of internships, returnships (an internship that helps those who have taken time away from their careers) and placements.

Using blended learning and supported weekend workshops, the curriculum will delivered as ‘stand-alone’ continuing professional development learning. It will complement the new NHS Digital Academy, an NHS funded postgraduate diploma targeted at existing NHS executives wishing to move into chief information officer roles. 

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The course will equip students with an understanding of legal, social, ethical and professional issues, enabling them to develop artificial intelligence and data science business solutions through blended learning and paid work placements.

Students without prior knowledge or without science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) qualifications will be supported by course leaders.

Graduates will become industry-ready by working with the university's partners such as University Hospital of Southampton. 

The university would like to encourage applications from the following underrepresented groups:

  • disabled students
  • estranged students
  • those who are first in their family to enter higher education
  • care leavers.

Scholarships will be primarily aimed at female and black students.

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This MSc conversion programme will give students from a variety of academic backgrounds the ability to develop and deploy machine learning models based on commercially available artificial intelligence development platforms, such as Google TensorFlow, AWS Sagemaker, and Facebook’s PyTorch.

The university will draw on their close partnership with BT to use the new digital skills training centre for the East of England at BT’s Adastral Park research and engineering campus in Suffolk.

Students will have access to paid internships and a project-based learning environment, bringing together businesses, industry experts, academics and students in one collaborative learning community. They will work as part of a team to integrate fully developed artificial intelligence technologies.

Applications are encouraged from:

  • black students
  • students with disabilities
  • care leavers
  • underrepresented groups who face barriers to higher education
  • female learners.

Scholarships will be prioritised for black, female and disabled students.

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About the course:

This course is run as part of a collaborative project led by Coventry University.

The universities involved will build upon experience gained from the Institute of Coding, and will introduce new forms of student support.

Scholarships will be prioritised for female students, black students and disabled students, however please check with the university for full details of scholarship eligibility.

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The new courses will:

  • encourage applications from students from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • provide students with high quality teaching covering core mathematical and computational content
  • increase students' exposure to real-world problems through an industrial placement scheme
  • include a pastoral support scheme. 

The courses have been developed with university partners including Brandwatch and InCrowd, who will deliver placement opportunities.

Scholarships will be directed at female, black and disabled students. Scholarships may also be available to other underrepresented student groups:

  • students from areas of the UK where young people are less likely to go on to higher education (POLAR quintiles 1 and 2)
  • care experienced students
  • estranged students
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller students
  • refugees
  • children from military families, veterans and partners of military personnel.

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Through these courses, students will gain the ability to address the profound professional, ethical, security and social implications of future artificial intelligence and data science technologies.

Students will benefit from:

  • industry mentors 
  • multidisciplinary teaching with flexible learning options
  • internship opportunities.

To develop the course, the university has worked with partners ranging from small and medium sized enterprises, such as Clicksco and Applied Integration, to global companies including Accenture and Cisco.

Graduates will leave with the skills to start new companies, or to help established organisations to capture new opportunities.

Students targeted for scholarships will include:

  • female students
  • black students
  • disabled students
  • students from areas of the UK where young people are less likely to go on to higher education (POLAR quintiles 1 and 2)
  • refugees
  • children from military families, veterans and partners of military personnel.

Course page:

About the course:

This course is run as part of a collaborative project led by Coventry University.

The universities involved will build upon experience gained from the Institute of Coding, and will introduce new forms of student support.

Scholarships will be prioritised for female students, black students and disabled students, however please check with the university for full details of scholarship eligibility.

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This course will equip students with the training, education and managerial soft skills they need to meet the industry standards and code of practice in artificial intelligence and data science.

Students will be able to choose modules to top up their skills and will have the opportunity to do a paid internship. 

Industry partners will provide students with case studies based on real events, and access to their cloud training environment to allow modelling of real-world scenarios.

The university has collaborated with several industry partners from the public and private sectors to create the course, including Transport for West Midlands and The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

Scholarships will be prioritised for female, black and disabled students.

Published 10 June 2020
Last updated 17 June 2020
17 June 2020
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