Our Artificial Intelligence Postgraduate Certificate will begin with a two-week online induction designed to prepare you for online learning at the University of Leeds. It will introduce the study skills you will need to successfully complete your degree.
The four modules provide enough AI coverage to speak directly to the skills that employers are seeking within the AI development sector.
The first two modules are compulsory: Programming for Data Science plus a choice of Data Science or Algorithms. Programming for Data Science will provide a firm foundation in programming for data analysis and AI systems to enable you to build systems that integrate with the internet and with databases. The data investigated will be drawn from a sector relevant to your background. After completing the two compulsory modules, you’ll be able to select two more modules from the optional list that most interest you.
Please note: The minimum programme duration is 8 months. Depending on when you start the programme it may not be possible to complete the programme in 8 months. You might have to take a study break to complete the course depending on when the selected module is next running.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Artificial Intelligence Postgraduate Certificate in the course catalogue
Programming for Data Science
Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
*You must select one other compulsory module from either Data Science or Algorithms.
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Data Mining and Text Analytics
Learning and teaching
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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.
Social learning is at the heart of your learning experience, with interactive and collaborative activities embedded into every module of this course. It’s what brings your online learning experience to life through:
synchronous and asynchronous video lessons
interactive surveys, tests, polls and exercises
weekly live tutorials with classmates and academics
group projects and discussion boards
individual access to reading and study resources
flexible study sessions to allow you to join at any time that suits you.
Minerva can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection and is mobile friendly, so you can study on the go around your existing work and life commitments. You can also benefit from downloadable PDFs on course content for offline reading when required.
We recommend a high-speed broadband internet connection with a minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps. You will need regular access to a desktop computer, tablet or laptop, with a webcam. You will also need the ability to view PDF documents and work in Microsoft Office (software provided).
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
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
multiple choice exams for formative learning feedback (no more than 5% of assessment).