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Artificial Intelligence Postgraduate Certificate

University of Leeds

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    8 months

Course summary


The online Artificial Intelligence Postgraduate Certificate is both a gateway to the online Artificial Intelligence Masters and an award in its own right. This Level 7 qualification, like our Masters degree has been designed and delivered by computer scientists specifically for professionals who recognise the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to their sector.

The Postgraduate Certificate pathway provides a strong foundation of AI skills to give you what employers are looking for. You’ll study two compulsory modules and two optional modules of the Artificial Intelligence Masters and exit with the Postgraduate Certificate award, or continue to complete the full Masters degree.

Use your knowledge to influence company strategy and impress employers, helping them to evaluate the risks and opportunities associated with new technologies and market approaches.

Who is this course for?

If you recognise the importance of AI for the future of your industry but don’t have the option to commit to a full Masters degree, this course is for you.

The online Artificial Intelligence Postgraduate Certificate gives you the forward-thinking knowledge to take your career to the next level. This course is for professionals from a wide range of careers including professor, senior manager, CEO or sales and marketing.

It is ideal if you:

  • are looking to reskill to enter the AI developer profession
  • are looking upskill to develop, manage and plan AI solutions within your current organisation
  • have solid mathematical knowledge and a minimum of calculus, algebra and linear fundamentals
  • are seeking a route to higher level study to develop academic prowess further within this field.

Learning and teaching

Your learning will be delivered online via our virtual learning environment, Minerva. Each week you will study through live face-to-face sessions with our world-class academics in a mixture of structured and open-ended learning techniques.

We recognise that professionals have busy lives, so with a 100% online delivery mode, students can manage their learning around their busy personal and full-time employment, without the need to disrupt their life. You will also be given access to premium-quality study videos, library resources and the industry’s top electronic journals for independent study.

Our online learning course is designed to ensure professionals living and working across the world together can share experiences and knowledge with each other. Collaborate and learn from like-minded professionals during regular interactive activities, including live seminars, virtual discussions, and group projects. This allows you to develop a range of transferable skills and grow confidence and strength in character studying within a growing community of virtual learners.


Assessment methods will emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. They will typically include:

  • mini project reports
  • group discussions and assignments
  • live and/or pre-recorded presentations
  • practical exercises based on real-world scenarios
  • essays
  • literature reviews
  • multiple choice exams for formative learning feedback (no more than 5% of assessment).

Career opportunities

The University of Leeds engages in industry collaboration with domestic and worldwide partners. Our industry links help us to build a curriculum designed specifically to meet growing market demands.

Application deadline

13 April 2021, 08 June 2021, 10 August 2021, 05 October 2021, 07 December 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 5,400overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 113 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    170 76%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96.0 96%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.65 73%



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