Master
Artificial Intelligence

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

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Master
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere! It's changing the way we work and how we think. 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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Earn a degree that will elevate your international career prospects. Build a global network with students from over 140 countries around the world.

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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 online Master in Artificial Intelligence is broad in scope and will deepen your knowledge of machine learning. The 60-ECTS credits 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 credits 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. 

Start your Master‘s in Artificial Intelligence on-campus programme

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‘s in Artificial Intelligence degree is broad in scope and will deepen your knowledge of machine learning.  The 60-ECTS credits 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 credits variant offers further opportunities for specialisation. 

Master in Artificial Intelligence Benefits

There are a plethora of benefits to pursuing a degree in such a current, constantly evolving subject as AI. Here are a few:

  • Advanced Expertise: Gain in-depth knowledge of AI, machine learning, and data analysis.
  • Career Opportunities: Unlock diverse career prospects in tech, healthcare, finance, and more.
  • Higher Earnings: AI professionals often command competitive salaries. For example, AI Engineers make about €92,000 yearly and machine learning engineers make up to €80,000.
  • Innovation: Contribute to cutting-edge AI projects and drive technological advancements.
  • Problem Solving: Solve complex real-world challenges using artificial intelligence solutions.
  • Flexibility: Online learning with IU's online master's in AI allows balance between your education and work or other commitments.
  • Global Recognition: Your online degree is internationally recognized.
  • Versatility: Apply AI skills across various industries and domains.
  • High Demand: AI expertise is in high demand, ensuring job security and growth potential.

This study programme is completely taught in English!

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
120 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1110320c
120 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 299 (US$ 329)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
24 - 48 months (depending on time model)
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
120 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1110320c
120 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 529 (US$ 580)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
October, April

Duration
24 months

Start your career in Germany
As a graduate of this programme, you’ll be eligible for an 18-month visa to Germany - so you can look for your first job in peace.

Want to study this programme on campus?

You're currently looking at the Online Studies version of this programme. But don't worry, it's also available for On Campus Studies. Just reach out to our study advisors for more information on how to get started.

100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Modernised learning

Access our unique learning app and AI tutor 

Award-winning education

First-class learning: 96% recommended 

German quality promise

All programmes are state accredited and recognized internationally. That's why 100,000+ students have put their trust in IU.

Kickstart your career in Europe

Benefit from 18-month post study job seeker’s visa as an IU student learning on campus and begin your career in Germany.

100% Flexibility

With IU you choose what, how and where you study. And depending on your preferred study format you can even start your first step towards your new career right away.

94% Job success

Our practice-oriented study programmes prepare you for your future career. This is why 94% of IU graduates find a job within 3 months after graduation.

Study contents

Online Master Artificial Intelligence Subjects

Complete your master's in artificial intelligence completely online with IU! Our online course offers a dynamic curriculum to help you gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in the field of AI. Here's a glimpse of what you'll cover through the course.

  • Machine Learning: Dive into the foundations and advanced concepts of machine learning algorithms.
  • Natural Language Processing: Learn how AI can understand and process human language.
  • Computer Vision: Explore the capabilities of AI in image and video analysis.
  • Data Science: Harness the power of data for AI-driven decision-making.

In the 120-ECTS credits 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.

Course overview

In the 120-ECTS credits 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

Module

ECTS credits

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

Module

ECTS credits

Programming with Python

5

Machine Learning

5

Deep Learning

5

NLP and Computer Vision

5

Electives A

10

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

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

Module

ECTS credits

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 credits

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 credits

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

All the support you need, any time of day

With this programme, you’ll have access to human and AI-powered tutoring. 

Your tutors will be available to answer any questions, and you’ll have recurring appointments where you can discuss course topics with them and other students. 

Syntea, IU’s AI-powered tutor, will be available 24/7 to guide you through your courses and prepare you for exams. 

Study your way, and master working with AI at the same time. 

Admission

Entry requirements

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 credits programmes, you will need to have already acquired 240 ECTS credits. 
  • For 120-ECTS credits 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 

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)

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

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 proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must not be older than five years. 

Don’t meet the work experience requirements? You can still apply to our partner institutions.

At IU, we’re serious about making education accessible! So, if you do not meet our work experience requirements, you still have the option to get a similar international, flexible degree from one of our partner institutions. Contact the Study Advisors today to learn more.

On campus

Start your career in Berlin

Our German campus in Berlin is in the best position for IU graduates to gain access to labour market.

IU Berlin

Study in Germany’s capital city, home to some of the world’s biggest and well-known companies. Berlin boasts a thriving community of expats, a relatively cheap cost of living, and an energetic start-up scene that’s ideal for creatives and the self-employed. The redevelopment of Tegel Airport into a science and technology park will also create 20,000 new jobs in R&D for the tech, sustainability, and engineering

What does it mean studying on Campus?

  • A mix of online self-study and on-campus learning (2-3 days per week) in Germany
  • Full time only
  • 2-4 intakes per year – programme dependent
  • Pre-set study sequence with some flexibility online
  • All programmes taught in English

Other perks:

  • Free online German language course
  • Online career services, job listings platform & virtual networking events
  • Internship module (optional)
  • 18-month post-study visa eligibility
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...

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’s degree in Artificial Intelligence, you could work as... 

AI professional works on coding

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. 

Man and woman work on program code

Artificial Intelligence Engineer

An Artificial Intelligence Engineer designs and develops AI models and algorithms. You will analyse data to create machine learning solutions and work on projects like natural language processing or computer vision. Your role is crucial in advancing AI technologies and solving complex problems in various industries. You will often collaborate with data scientists and software engineers to implement AI solutions.

Woman works on software program

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. 

Your career enabler

94% of current IU graduates find a job within 3 months. Our practice based degrees stand out from the crowd and prepare you for a job at industry-leading companies.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “IU International University of Applied Sciences 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.”

    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.

Personal counselling
Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors.


All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
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 a 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. 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, live teaching sessions, 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.

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.

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.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.  

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Sign your contract, start your studies – and if you want to stop, cancel in the first month without being charged at all.

FAQs

Do masters in artificial intelligence require coding?

Yes, a master's degree in AI often requires coding skills. Coding is essential for building AI algorithms and applications. You'll learn coding languages like Python to work with AI.

Is a Masters in AI worth it?

Yes, a master's in artificial intelligence is worth it. It unlocks incredible job opportunities in tech, healthcare, finance, and more. AI professionals are in high demand, and the successful completion of this degree in artificial intelligence can lead to a rewarding career!

Which master degree is best for artificial intelligence?

A master's degree in artificial intelligence (AI) is the best degree for AI. It provides specialised knowledge and skills needed to excel in AI-related roles. With IU, you could even pursue your passion for AI through an online master's degree.

Can you study artificial intelligence online?

Yes, you can study or do a degree in artificial intelligence online. Online learning offers flexibility and convenience, allowing you to learn AI from anywhere.