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Artificial Intelligence

Master

Artificial Intelligence is rapidly becoming a major part of many areas in our lives. In our online Master in Artificial Intelligence, you will learn how to successfully develop AI and in doing so actively shape our future.

Online Studies

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Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Overview

Start your online Master in Artificial Intelligence

Society and companies are currently facing huge changes. The reason for this is the rapid advance of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Many decisions in our day-to-day lives are already supported or automatically made by AI. “Artificial Intelligence” is a term that covers two distinct areas: one is general AI, which behaves similarly to a human, and the other is narrow AI, which actually outperforms humans in specific tasks. While artificial general intelligence has yet to be developed, artificial narrow intelligence has already achieved a number of remarkable successes, e.g. in medicine and merchandise management.

The online Master in Artificial Intelligence is broad in scope and will deepen your knowledge of machine learning. The 60-ECTS variant of the study programme gives you the opportunity to acquire specific knowledge in the fields of computer-based language and image processing, smart manufacturing in Industry 4.0, or autonomous vehicles. In addition, the 120-ECTS variant offers further opportunities for specialisation.

In order to best prepare you for the international job market, all of our study programmes are offered 100% in English. What are you waiting for?

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? At IU International University of Applied Sciences you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, completely free of charge. By doing so, you can save valuable time and reduce tuition fees. 

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
60 or 120 ECTS
Language: English
Dual degree: Available
Study duration & extension
12 - 48 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Tuition fees
Starting from € 289 (US$ 303)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:05 AM (CET)
Accreditation
60 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1110220

120 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1110320c
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

Study contents

Online course overview

The 60-ECTS variant is designed as a specialisation and will provide you with skills and in-depth knowledge in the fields of machine learning, neural networks, and reinforcement learning. You will concentrate primarily on the cognitive processes of computer-based language and image processing so that you will later be able to develop sophisticated AI systems and applications.

In the 120-ECTS model you will have the additional opportunity to deepen your knowledge in various practice-oriented courses and specialise, e.g. in human-machine interaction, language and image processing, Industry 4.0 and robotics, autonomous driving, or project management for AI projects.

Semester 1
ModuleECTS

Machine Learning

5

Deep Learning

5

Use Case and Evaluation

5

Reinforcement Learning

5

Seminar: Current Topics in AI

5

Project: AI Use Case

5

Semester 2
ModuleECTS

Elective A

10

Master Thesis

20

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 2nd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Computer Vision and NLP

10

Advanced Robotics 4.0

10

Applied Autonomous Driving

10

Semester 1
ModuleECTS

Artificial Intelligence

5

Advanced Mathematics

5

Use Case and Evaluation

5

Seminar: AI and Society

5

Advanced Statistics

5

Project: AI Use Case

5

Semester 2
ModuleECTS

Programming with Python

5

Machine Learning

5

Deep Learning

5

NLP and Computer Vision

5

Electives A

10

Semester 3
ModuleECTS

Inference and Causality

5

Reinforcement Learning

5

Software Engineering for Data Intensive Sciences

5

Electives B

10

Seminar: Current Topics in AI

5

Semester 4
ModuleECTS

Master Thesis

30

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 2nd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

UI/UX Expert

10

Technical Project Lead

10

AI Specialist

10

Data Engineer

10

Artificial Intelligence in FinTech*

10

Applied Autonomous Driving

10

Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Management*

10

AI in Healthcare and Medical Imaging*

10

AI in E-Commerce, Marketing and Demand Forecast*

10

Industrial AI*

10

Natural Language Processing and Voice Assistants*

10

Foundational Computer Vision*

10

Elective B

In your 3rd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Management

10

Corporate Finance

10

Sales, Pricing and Brand Management

10

Consumer Behaviour Research

10

Innovate and Change

10

Advanced Robotics 4.0

10

Robo Advisory and AI in FinTech*

10

Functional Security and Computer Vision for Autonomous Systems*

10

AI and its Application in Demand Forecast and Procurement*

10

Medical NLP and Medical Robotics*

10

AI for Analytics, Personalization and Recommender Systems*

10

Industrial Automation and Computer Vision for Autonomous Systems*

10

NLP and Innovative Technologies in Education*

10

Cognitive Computer Vision*

10

*If you decide to take this elective, you will not qualify for the dual degree at LSBU.

Admission

Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here.

General admission requirements
  • Completed undergraduate degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution.  
  • For 60-ECTS programmes, you will need to have already acquired 240 ECTS credits. 
  • For 120-ECTS programmes, you will need to have 180 ECTS credits.  
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree 
  • Proof of at least one year’s professional work experience completed prior to the start of study programme. Work experience must have been gained after completion of your undergraduate studies 
Further admission opportunities

Depending on your previous education, the following entry options are applicable for the 60-ECTS Master’s degree

  • undergraduate degree with 210 ECTS: you can bridge the gap of 30 ECTS points with the proof of one year qualified work experience 
  • undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS: you can bridge the gap of 60 ECTS points with the proof of two years qualified work experience 

Recognition of knowledge and abilities acquired outside of higher education is possible in principle. 

Additional specialist knowledge

To study the 60 ECTS programme, you will need to have taken courses “Programming with Python” and “Advanced Mathematics” or demonstrate equivalent knowledge. You can take these courses online with us for free.

Work experience
  • Proof of at least one year’s qualified work experience completed prior to the start of the study programme (the work experience must be gained after the completion of your undergraduate studies).
  • Don’t have a year’s worth of qualified work experience? Don’t worry! With the Online Degree Saver Programme, you can start your studies right away, and gain your professional experience alongside your studies. You’ll need to achieve the one year’s worth of experience before you complete your Online Degree Saver Programme.
  • You can provide us a translation of your employment contract and your pay slip or you can ask your company to fill out this form in English, sign it, apply the company stamp and send it to us:
    Proof of work experience (EN)
    Proof of work experience (NL)
    Proof of work experience (ES)
    Proof of work experience (IT)
    Proof of work experience (FR)
English language skills

At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international work market. Therefore, we ask you to provide us with a proof of your English language skills. 

Is English your native language or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language skills. 

You can prove your English skills with an English B2 level certificate (no older than 5 years). Don’t have this at hand? No problem! You can quickly get your English certified with Duolingo. 

  • Take the online test in just 45 to 60 minutes 
  • Receive your certified results within 2 days 
  • Save valuable money and time 

Find out if the Duolingo test is suitable for you. Click here to try it for free. In order to be accepted to your study programme, a minimum of 95 points in the Duolingo exam is required. 

Did you take the test and not get the 95 points required? Don’t worry! We’re offering a free English course. By successfully completing the course in 3 months, you'll prove that you have the required level of English proficiency.

We also accept the following English language skills certificates: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B) or 
  • Equivalent proof, such as a B2.2 Certificate from the free IU English course - further information can be requested from our student advisors.* 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
*Please note that course isn't accepted as a language certificate for on campus study programmes

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Careers

Your Artificial Intelligence career outlook

A Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence creates exciting career opportunities. It will enable you to develop sophisticated AI systems and applications.

Once you’ve completed your online Master in Artificial Intelligence, you could work as...

Senior AI Scientist

As a senior AI scientist, you are responsible for the design and development of AI-based systems such as intelligent assistance systems or automated decision systems. You also work at the interface between humans and machines at all times - a very trend-setting work environment. As a Senior AI Scientist, you also act as a mentor for juniors, lead a team, and support important decision-making processes. 

AI Team Lead

As AI team lead, you have deep-level know-how: you are entrusted with building up a team of senior and junior AI specialists and take over important hiring and personnel decisions. As a team lead, you keep an eye on all projects and make sure that results are delivered in a high-quality and timely manner. You also communicate with internal and external stakeholders and advise on new developments. 

AI Interaction Designer

Combining human and artificial intelligence is one of the biggest challenges when it comes to designing our workplace of the future. Alongside the opportunities to bring valuable AI services to a wide range of products come challenges and questions about best practices and guidelines for user-friendly design. As an AI interaction designer, your main responsibility is to design the work environment so that humans and machines can work together in a meaningful way. 

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • IU offers me the opportunity to organise my studies as flexible as possible.

    Isabel Jennemann

    Online student

  • I am an absolute fan of online exams! Due to my very irregular work schedule, I need this flexibility.

    Michaela Haag

    Online student

  • I find data science is an interesting area of science where lots of things have not yet been discovered and development moves fast. That's also why I chose to join the M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence programme which I am currently studying at IU. The programme, tutors, and professors at IU are really accessible. I'm convinced this programme will keep my knowledge current or even create a new trajectory for my career.

    Riku Luostari

    Graduate, New Zealand

Personal counselling

Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Tuition fees

Online study model & fees for your Master degree in Artificial Intelligence

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 12 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 782
US$ 662 /mth* Apply now
* € 629 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time I

Duration 18 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 594
US$ 514 /mth* Apply now
* € 489 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time II

Duration 24 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 490
US$ 430 /mth* Apply now
* € 409 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Additional charges

Full-Time

Duration 24 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 563
US$ 503 /mth* Apply now
* € 479 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time I

Duration 36 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 417
US$ 377 /mth* Apply now
* € 359 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time II

Duration 48 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 333
US$ 303 /mth* Apply now
* € 289 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Additional charges

Boost your career.

Earn a dual degree.

With the IU and LSBU (London South Bank University) dual degree track, you get a unique opportunity – you can choose if you want to graduate with both a German and a British graduation certificate, without any extra academic requirements. The study programmes at IU and at LSBU are coordinated and therefore equivalent to each other.

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.