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Master's Programme in Artificial Intelligence

Welcome to the Master’s Programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The programme provides an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge in the foundations and applications of AI in an international environment. Having completed the programme, you will be well prepared for a career in academia or industry, depending on your interests and the focus of your studies.

How to start

  • 1. Your offer

    You have been admitted. If you want to keep your place (seat), you do not have to reply to your offer.

    If you do not want to keep your place you should decline your offer by logging in to 'My pages' on, and follow the instructions. You should click "I wish to decline this offer" next to the course or programme you want to decline.

    If you see "Reserve" next to your course or programme in the Notification of selection results, this means that you've been placed on a waiting list for that course/programme.

    Support for students with disabilities

    If you are in need of special support due to disability, you should apply for that in good time before you start your studies. Find more information about support for studying with disabilities.

  • 2. Register on the programme

    You will be registered on the programme when you register on the first course.

  • 3. Programme start

    Tuesday 24 August 2021

    Time: 11.00

    Location: Zoom:

    The week before lectures start you are invited to meet the programme directors Dr. Juan Carlos Nieves and Dr. Ola Ringdahl, who will give a short introduction to the program and answer your questions.

    This meeting will take place on August 24 at 11.00 on Zoom:

    During the first semester you will take courses as outlined in the table below (you read two courses in parallel):

    Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (Schedule)
    Foundations of Logic and Model Theory (Schedule) OR
    Statistics for Engineers (Schedule)

    Stochastic Processes and Simulation – for Data science profile (Mathematical Statistics) OR
    Interactivity in Smart Environments – for the other profile areas (in CS)
    Artificial Intelligence – Methods and Applications
    Depending on which courses you took in your Bachelor you have to choose to take either logic or statistics in the autumn:

    • Foundations of Logic and Model Theory (If you already took a course in Statistics)

    • Statistics for Engineers (If you already took a course in Logic)

    If you have taken both logic and statistics since before, please contact the programme director to decide a suitable alternative course.

    During the second half of the semester, you will take different courses depending on which profile area you choose; the data science profile area (Mathematical Statistics) or one of the four profile areas within Computer Science.

    Help our planning - fill in this form

    To help our planning, please fill in this form to choose which courses you are planning to take, before August 15.


About the programme

  • Programme/course information

    You can choose between 5 different profile areas in the programme:

    Computer science:
    • Reasoning and decision making
    • Human-AI interaction
    • Intelligent robotics
    • Machine learning

    Mathematical statistics:
    • Data science

    More information about the profile areas can be found in the programme syllabus. Most of the courses are eligible ones that you choose based on your interests and choice of profile area. For the first semester, you have to choose if you want to take the Data Science profile or one of the four CS profiles.



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  • Information due to COVID-19

    Thank you for choosing Umeå University! We really look forward to seeing you. Until October, most of the teaching at the university will take place online. But the library group study rooms and study spaces are open from the start of the semester. Please remember to keep your distance when using these spaces.

    The exact plan for the rest of the autumn semester has not yet been decided. At some point this autumn, we will likely all be able to meet on campus again, but the way back needs to be gradual. The university is planning on reaching a new decision about the autumn semester in mid-August. Unfortunately, we can’t give you any clear information about how your specific education will be affected quite yet. But stay updated through the Student web.

    Changes due to COVID-19

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    If you will have housing through the International Housing Office you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.

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  • Orientation

    Moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language, culture and customs can be a challenge. We would like to help you and ease that challenge so that you can focus on your studies. Therefore, we would like to offer you the possibility to take part in our Orientation, which begins a few days before the start of the term (Autumn) or the same day as the term starts (Spring).

    More about the Orientation this term.

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    • register for courses
    • submit assignments and verify your study results
    • access your student e-mail

    If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a user account when you are admitted, but you will need to activate it for it to function properly. You will not be able to activate it until approximately two weeks prior to the term start.

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    To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.

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    • Umeå Student Union
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