Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.

I'M FROM

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LIVING IN

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LOOKING FOR

  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

Change here for Clearing courses

Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

You are looking at:

Courses starting in 2022

OK, GOT IT

Looking for Clearing information?

CHANGE

MA Philosophy & Artificial Intelligence

New College of the Humanities

Add to favourites

Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    New College of the Humanities

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Poised at the intersection of the humanities and technology, the MA Philosophy & Artificial Intelligence combines the exploration of theoretical and ethical issues related to computing, data, and information processing with opportunities to develop some of the data science skills that underpin recent advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Engaging an inherently fascinating subject-matter, this cutting-edge masters degree can equip you with a combination of analytical, technical, ethical, and communications skills that is highly sought by employers.

Summary

The MA Philosophy & Artificial Intelligence combines exploration of a range of philosophical issues, including ethical issues related to computer data, with opportunities to develop the skills and techniques of data science. Poised at the intersection of the humanities and technology, this innovative masters degree can equip you with the combination of thinking, communication, and technical skills currently sought by employers in sectors ranging from financial and professional services, to the creative industries, government and policy-making.

Presupposing no background in either philosophy or programming, it ensures students are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed for graduate study in philosophy, and offers opportunities to acquire relevant coding abilities, and knowledge of the techniques of data science that underpin recent advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence, should students so desire.

At the same time, the programme allows for a progressive exploration of ethical and other philosophical issues arising in this area, with courses directly addressing them, and a dissertation dev

Teaching

Philosophy courses will be taught in small lectures/seminars, and (with two course exceptions) through one-on-one tutorials with Faculty members.

Data science courses will be taught through lectures/seminars, labs, and drop-in sessions/office hours, and will use Jupyter notebooks.

The dissertation will involve independent research under supervision from a Faculty member.

Assessment

Summative assessment for the MA Philosophy & Artificial Intelligence will be by a range of methods to ensure students have the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and achievements. Students will also be assessed on a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words.

Career Development

The MA Philosophy & Artificial Intelligence will equip students for a range of careers and roles in society. Artificial intelligence – specifically, the application of machine learning techniques to big data sets - is becoming increasingly prevalent in society. There is therefore an increasing need for those who can think and communicate clearly about it, and its ethical and societal implications, both within the tech sector and throughout the private, public, and third sectors that engage with and apply it now more than ever.

The option to learn some of the techniques of data science and AI while pursuing the study of Philosophy at masters level is unusual in the UK. Graduates pursuing this option will be able to speak with their more technically minded colleagues and with the uninitiated, bridging the knowledge gaps between them.

This degree will appeal to those who wish to contribute to either the practical or theoretical development of artificial intelligence and its applications, whether through further graduate study or by working in a relevant sector. Graduates will be well-placed to advance their careers in e.g. the tech sector, financial services, policy-making, and journalism, amongst many other areas.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,000per year

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

University information

New College of the Humanities

  • Campus address

    New College of the Humanities, 19 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HH, England

Suggested courses

Queen Mary University of London
NEARBY

Finance and Machine Learning MSc

Queen Mary University of London

University league table

Queen Mary University of London
MOST VIEWED

Artificial Intelligence MSc

Queen Mary University of London

University league table

41

Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...

HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IT?

SUBMIT

Thanks for your feedback!