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Intelligent and Adaptive Systems MSc

Intelligent and Adaptive Systems MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Artificial Intelligence (Ai)

Course type


Course Summary

The study of natural and artificial intelligent and adaptive systems is at the heart of rapidly developing areas ranging from artificial intelligence and autonomous robotics to neuroscience, consciousness and cognitive science. This MSc prepares you for research and development in intelligent and adaptive systems, covering theoretical issues and practical techniques for their design and implementation. The course provides you with solid foundations in key areas such as adaptive systems, data science, complex systems and evolutionary computing. You are assessed through: coursework and essays; unseen examinations; programming projects; group projects and presentations; a 12,000-word dissertation. Our graduates have gone on to careers in software development, systems analysis and technical communication. A high proportion of our graduates go on to undertake research degrees at Sussex and other prestigious universities.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module normally involves a substantial working computer program, together with a dissertation showing a full understanding of the issues involved and a critical awareness of knowledge at the forefront of the area covered by the project.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above; a background in a scientific or technical subject or other discipline (including computing and cognitive subjects) demonstrating either numeracy or computer literacy will be considered; other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing will also be considered.