Stellenbosch AI Masters

Applications for our January 2020 intake are now open!

What is it?

An intensive, one-year structured Master’s degree aimed at giving students a strong and broad base in advanced, state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence. It is a taught degree programme with modules:

  • Mathematics for Machine Learning
  • Probabilistic Modelling and Reasoning
  • Foundations of Deep Learning
  • Applied Machine Learning at Scale
  • Computer Vision
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Reinforcement Learning and Planning
  • Sequence Modelling
  • Advanced Probabilistic Modelling
  • Optimisation for Machine Learning
  • Monte Carlo Methods
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Brain
  • Advanced Topics in ML and AI I
  • Advanced Topics in ML and AI II
  • Research Project

The programme will serve as a springboard into PhD programmes or the high-tech industry. It is aimed at students with a strong mathematical background, and in particular:

  • students who wish to pursue a PhD research degree in ML or AI, and need a world-class foundation of the relevant fundamentals;
  • students who wish to apply sophisticated ML and AI techniques in other fields (like Physics, Astronomy, Bioinformatics, Geoinformatics, Genetics, etc.);
  • students who wish to start or be involved in innovative, high-tech startups;
  • practitioners who are working as data scientists or ML/AI developers in industry, and need to be equipped with a technically deeper base to build advanced technologies;
  • international students seeking an MSc degree equivalent to top-tier universities in the US or Europe, at a more affordable cost (and those seeking an African experience).