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.

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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 Master in Artificial Intelligence online 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 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
Online studies and on campus
Dual degree: Available
Study duration & extension
12 - 48 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Start on campus: up to 4 x per year
Tuition fees
Starting from 168 euro per month
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
Admission
General admission requirements
Additional specialist knowledge
Work experience
Further admission opportunities
English language skills

Find detailed information in admission part
Reduce your study fees
Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible
On campus:
Available from 01.10.2022 (English, 120 ECTS)
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

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Study contents

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.

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.

Study anywhere, anytime – with your free iPad

To make sure you have everything you need in order to excel in your studies, we’re offering all students with an EU address a free iPad for the entire duration of your studies. For more details, contact our Study Advisory Team.

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 Master in Artificial Intelligence online, 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

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Tuition fees

Study models & 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.

  • Online studies
408€ /mth 749€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 1st of June! Apply now

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.

  • Online studies
307€ /mth 569€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 1st of June! Apply now

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.

  • Online studies
251€ /mth 469€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 1st of June! Apply now
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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
  • No charge for extension of course duration
  • Career coaching
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 LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • 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. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

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.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and in the on campus model, the chance to study with other students in small groups. 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.

Save up to 50% – Because you deserve your dream career!

Use code: CAREER22

Apply now

Enrol for one of our internationally recognised study programmes by the 2nd of June, and save up to 50% on your tuition fees. Apply now and get one step closer to achieving your goals.

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