The University of Aberdeen has secured twice the number of scholarships for its MSc in Artificial Intelligence (AI), which was launched last year.
There are now 12 scholarships worth £6,300 each available to pay tuition fees for the degree programme, which aims to cater for the fast growing need for AI-literate workers in a range of industries.
The scholarships are being offered by The Data Lab, a Scottish innovation centre, and are available for applicants for the programme starting this September.
While AI is a broad field, the degree aims to familiarise students with those technologies most sought after in business, covering areas such as:
Big data Analytics
AI for decision support
Natural Language Processing
The degree was designed with input from an advisory board including companies such as Intelligent Plant, Arria NLG and public sector bodies including Aberdeen City Council.
Students on the programme will be taught using a mix of coursework and individual/group projects, solving real-world problems relevant to businesses and companies/organisations.
Dr Wei Pang, Programme Coordinator, said: “Last year’s cohort of funded students funded by The Data Lab was so successful that it has doubled the number of scholarships available to us this year. I would encourage those interested in the programme to apply.
“Artificial Intelligence is an ever-growing area, but there remains a skills shortage in the field which means that graduates are highly sought after.
“Our programme will provide companies with a fresh pool of talent, allowing them to shape their workforce in preparation for what promises to be the next digital revolution.
“Our close partnership with The Data Lab and our industrial advisory board will ensure that this new degree is directly relevant to the industry, and is already unlocking a new stream of talent in the north-east.”
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