MSc — 2024 entry People-Centred Artificial Intelligence (Online)

Our online MSc People-Centred Artificial Intelligence stands apart as the sole course of its kind in the UK. Using a unique, cross-disciplinary approach, shaped by the pan-university Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI (PAI), the course places the human, ethical and social elements at the heart of AI innovation.

Key course information

Start date
September 2024
To be confirmed
2 years

About this

This online postgraduate taught course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of AI by incorporating a wide range of core topics, equipping you for roles in industry, research, development or public service. Experience a truly cross-disciplinary approach to AI that will equip you to use responsible and inclusive innovation to solve the grand challenges facing society.

Place humans at the heart of innovation and implementation, and help augment human capabilities to deliver an inclusive and responsible force for good.

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Top-rated school

Ranked No. 1 in the UK for computer vision*, and No. 5 for AI**, for outstanding faculty research contributions to prestigious publications in the computer science field (2023–2024).

Pioneering research

The university pioneered Machine Perception in 1986 through the world-leading Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing.

AI research legacy

Curriculum is informed by the Surrey Institute for People-Centred Artificial Intelligence and is designed to augment human capabilities for the benefit of society.

Terms and conditions

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We provide these terms and conditions in two stages:

  • First when we make an offer.
  • Second when students accept their offer and register to study with us (registration terms and conditions will vary depending on your course and academic year).

View our generic registration terms and conditions (PDF) for the 2023/24 academic year, as a guide on what to expect.


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