M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is rapidly becoming a major part of many areas in our lives. In the online Master in Artificial Intelligence, you will learn how to successfully develop AI and in doing so actively shape our future.

Start your online Master in Artificial Intelligence

Society and companies are currently facing huge changes. The reason for this is the rapid advance of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Many decisions in our day-to-day lives are already supported or automatically made by AI. “Artificial Intelligence” is a term that covers two distinct areas: one is general AI, which behaves similarly to a human, and the other is narrow AI, which actually outperforms humans in specific tasks. While artificial general intelligence has yet to be developed, artificial narrow intelligence has already achieved a number of remarkable successes, e.g. in medicine and merchandise management.

The online Master in Artificial Intelligence is broad in scope and will deepen your knowledge of machine learning. The 60-ECTS variant of the study programme gives you the opportunity to acquire specific knowledge in the fields of computer-based language and image processing, smart manufacturing in Industry 4.0, or autonomous vehicles. In addition, the 120-ECTS variant offers further opportunities for specialization.

Online course overview

The 60-ECTS variant is designed as a specialization and will provide you with skills and in-depth knowledge in the fields of machine learning, neural networks, and reinforcement learning. You will concentrate primarily on the cognitive processes of computer-based language and image processing so that you will later be able to develop sophisticated AI systems and applications.

In the 120-ECTS model you will have the additional opportunity to deepen your knowledge in various practice-oriented courses and specialise, e.g. in human-machine interaction, language and image processing, Industry 4.0 and robotics, autonomous driving, or project management for AI projects.

Study model

60 or 120 ECTS*
Language: English

Study duration & extension

12 - 48 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time

Accredited & Globally Recognized

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. You can also be provided with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognized anywhere in the EU.

Dual Degree

In partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU)* to offer you the opportunity to earn a validated UK degree in addition to your German degree from IU. Once you’ve successfully completed your degree, you will automatically receive the LSBU validated degree on top of your certificate from IU.

*LSBU (London South Bank University) is well-known for its impressive internationality, as testified by over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries. Similar to IU, LSBU has also been awarded multiple awards and praised for its focus on improving graduates’ career opportunities. It has been operating as a higher learning institution since 1892.


Tuition fees

60 ECTS: USD2,434 for the full program
90 ECTS: USD 2,919 for the full program
120 ECTS: USD 3,159 for the full program

Application fee: USD95

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you.

*The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area for making studies and courses more transparent. It helps students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognized. ECTS allows credits taken at one higher education institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another. ECTS credits represent learning based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload.

When do I start?

For administrative purposes Intake is monthly. Registration should be made at least 5 days to the next start date. Inquire for the next start dates.


Completed degree from a public or officially recognized university/higher education institution. For 60-ECTS programmes, you will need to have already acquired 240 ECTS credits. For 120-ECTS programmes, you will need to have 180 ECTS credits. At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education. To study the 60 ECTS version of this degree, you will need to have taken courses “Programming with Python” and “Advanced Mathematics” or demonstrate equivalent knowledge. You can take these courses online with us for free. For this course, both the 120 and 60-ECTS versions require one year's work experience. Proof of your English language skills
*Admission into program at the sole discretion of IU.

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