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New Programme Spotlight Series: MSc Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics

2 July 2021

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The ‘New Programme Spotlight Series’ will be looking at all of our exciting new programmes, launching in October 2021. This blog will focus on the new MSc Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics programme.

The MSc Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics programme is part of our Institute for Digital Technologies and will welcome its first ever cohort in October 2021.

Dr Varuna De Silva will be the Programme Director for this programme. We recently caught up with Varuna to discuss this new and exciting programme, here what he had to say below.

Why was this programme developed?

This programme was developed as a result of our industrial engagements, previous successful MSc programmes and because of our discussions with Alumni, to give students from a diverse background an opportunity to retrain in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics to be productive and job ready in the emerging AI driven economies.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is suitable for anyone with a good undergraduate qualification. We are looking for analytical students with a growth mindset, and an attitude to develop themselves in to AI technologists. We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds, such as business, marketing, finance, economics, media analytics, sports, computer science, engineering to name a few. If anyone is in doubt, they can apply and we will consider applications on a case-by-case basis.

What career paths is it likely graduates from this programme will go on to pursue?

This programme will open many career paths to students in various industries who are transitioning in to AI and Data driven businesses, such as business consultancies, Marketing and finance, Engineering and healthcare to name a few.

Why are you looking forward to teaching this programme?

We carefully structured this programme to cater to a wide group of students, with very exciting new modules covering a large area of AI and DA, while providing examples of many different applications and opportunities presented by such technology. We are looking forward to work with students to help them navigate this exciting and prosperous domain.

If you have any questions, or doubts if you are the right person to do this course, then you can contact Dr Varuna De-Silva directly.

We would like to say a big thank you to Dr Varuna De-Silva for providing more useful information about this new programme. If you would like to find out more about the Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics MSc programme, please visit this web page.

To find out more about how to apply for a masters programme, please visit this web page.

You can find out more about the Institute for Digital Technologies here.

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