START A MASTER'S DEGREE IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
AI is the sweet spot where mathematical minds meet creativity and vision for a better, more efficient world. A Master in Artificial Intelligence at IU provides you with key technical knowledge, tools, and training and helps you apply these to practical use cases for innovation. The exciting thing about a degree in artificial intelligence? The huge scope of industries you can enter once you graduate. You could move into computer science, automotive, mechanical engineering, healthcare, or even the arts. AI is driving change in nearly all sectors.
All the important details about this programme
Master of Science (M.Sc.)120 or 60 ECTSStudy format: Online or On CampusDual Degree: Available
Duration of study
24 or 12 monthsPart time models available
Online: From 489 98 euros per month
On Campus: From 750 499 euros per month
120 ECTS - English - OnlineOnline study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards60 ECTS - English - OnlineOnline study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards120 ECTS - English - On CampusCurrently in accreditation process
Completed Undergraduate Degree
Scholarship Programme Option
Field Specific Knowledge
Reduce your study fees
Many scholarship options available
IU has partnered with London South Bank University to give you the chance to turn your programme into a dual degree. When you choose this option, you'll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree: a major advantage for international career prospects! No extra study courses or travelling required.
To avoid disappointment, students need to sign up before reaching 50 percent of ECTS points, so don’t miss out!
Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS.
With this degree, you'll not only have the right skills to achieve top-level career positions but also a great understanding of the social impacts, risks, and business opportunities that AI presents. This will transform you into a highly attractive candidate for future employers. At IU, you can select a 120-credit option or a 60-credit option. We offer great flexibility in our courses and in our approach to learning to suit your style, speed, and interests.
Use Case and Evaluation
Seminar: AI and Society
Project: AI Use Case
Programming with Python
NLP and Computer Vision
Inference and Causality
Software Engineering for Data Intensive Sciences
Seminar: Current Topics in AI
Master Thesis & Colloquium
For the 120-ECTS programme, you’ll choose two elective modules, equalling 20 ECTS credits of your overall degree. The electives you can choose, differ for the longer or shorter degree and are listed in the drop down menu below.
Machine learning techniques - in particular from the field of deep learning - are currently being explored in the automation of cognitive tasks like vision, natural language processing and control. This specialisation addresses these application areas, providing you with the relevant knowledge to work in these important areas of technological progress.
With an IU master's degree in Artificial Intelligence, you will become a highly desirable candidate for career roles in all kinds of industries. You'll work with teams that are turning science fiction into reality and be able to drive innovation with your combination of technical expertise and communicative skills.
A Senior AI Scientist is typically responsible for designing and developing AI-based systems such as intelligent assistant systems and automated decision systems, often working at the intersection of human and artificial intelligence. Senior AI scientists might also be responsible for mentoring junior team members.
AI Team leads need to be proficient in a wide range of skills. They are typically charged with the development of a team of senior and junior AI specialists—including hiring and personnel decisions. Team leads are typically also responsible for ensuring all projects are run on-scope and deliver high-quality results. As a team-leader you are often engaged with the internal and external stakeholders of projects and are consulted in the setup and scoping of new projects.
Combining human and artificial intelligence is one of the big challenges building the workplace of the future. AI Interaction Designers are responsible for reshaping the work environment so that humans and AI systems can work together.
Study Models & Fees
Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full-time or part-time. This helps you fit learning to your schedule.
Duration 12 months
Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:
Duration 18 months
Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:
Duration 24 months
Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:
For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea, the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.
Gain your extra LSBU validated UK degree for €750 on top of your IU degree. (Only applicable to dual degree ready programmes)
Our IU study programmes include the following benefits
Take exams online
Access to partner network
Free extension of study period
Online library as well as podcasts and videos
Flexible payment options
Correction and assessment of module exams
Support and career services
What our students say
In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.Zena Massaad, MBA - Master of Business Administration
The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management
You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration
- Completed 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.
- At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education
Start your online degree with our Scholarship Programme and receive a scholarship up to 80%!
This helps you get started as a participant with immediate access to 50% of your courses even when you don't meet the full ECTS requirements yet. If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience instead.
- To start a 120-ECTS degree, you will need a minimum of 180 ECTS credits from your previous studies.
- To start a 60-ECTS degree, you will need a minimum of 240 ECTS credits from your previous studies but can “bridge” up to 60 ECTS with 2 years of professional experience.
Once all admissions documents are provided and any relevant admissions courses are complete, you can move forward and finish your degree.
Questions? Speak to one of our study advisors, they will guide you through every step of the process.
To study the 60 ECTS version of this degree, 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.
At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international market.
We therefore ask for proof of your English language skills*. If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you don’t need to prove your English skills.
- Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU)
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6.0 out of 9 points) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. B grade overall) or
- Equivalent proof
*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than two years.
For this course, both the 120 and 60-ECTS versions require one year's work experience.
The Best of Both Worlds
Choose where you want to spend which semester and switch between online and campus studies. Our new approach sets us apart from our competitors and gives you freedom to experience online studies and campus life. All you need to do is let us know in advance.
Accredited & Globally Recognised
IU International 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.
Gain Real Support
We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.
The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice
Our courses provide you with key theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Our wide range of subject specialisations gives you maximum choice and allows you to immerse yourself in areas that match your interests.