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MSc Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems

Apply now to come to the UK to study our master's in Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems.

Become an industry expert

Our highly-ranked department offers excellent graduate prospects and strong links to industry.

Learn how to research, design and develop machine learning and autonomous systems technologies.

Understanding and developing autonomous systems involves a range of skills and knowledge including designing interactive systems with both human and machine elements, and modelling and building systems that can sense and learn.

You will learn to use new knowledge to solve complex machine learning and autonomous systems problems. You’ll develop a range of skills including the theory of machine learning, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems design and engineering, and the implications for humans of interacting more and more with intelligent and autonomous systems.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course from India, you need to have a bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a First Class. You should have an undergraduate degree in a course that incorporates a strong element of both mathematics and computing such as mathematics, computer science or engineering.

Meet our Indian students

Find out more about what it’s like to study at the University of Bath.

Work experience year

Choose to do a year-long placement and graduate with both knowledge and experience to stand out when you apply for jobs.

Our MSc Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems offers the option to go on a year-long placement. This internship at a company will help you to make contacts and try out future career options to see if it's what you really want to do.

We have over 50 years of experience offering placements and links with some of the world’s leading research institutions and companies.

A team of staff within the Faculty of Science is dedicated to supporting you in your search for a placement. They'll help you find available positions and advise you about CVs and interviews.

Placement students are valuable to employers and many of our placements are paid.

Your career, funding and visa

Find out more about your career options, funding your studies, and applying for a visa.

Your career

With machine learning and autonomous systems forming an essential part of a number of key industries, you'll have good prospects for employment after the course. You will also have acquired the essential foundation for further postgraduate study and research within related fields.


We are offering one full tuition fee scholarship to a master's student from India. To apply, you must hold an offer to study on one of our MSc courses and apply for the scholarship by 27 April 2020.

Tier 4 visa applications

Bath is taking part in a Tier 4 visa pilot scheme, giving you the opportunity to benefit from a streamlined visa application process.

2-year Post-Study Work visa

The UK government has announced a new two-year Post-Study Work visa, expanding opportunities for talented international students to build successful careers in the UK.

The new ‘Graduate’ route will be open to all international students and will allow you to work, or look for work, for two years after completing your studies.

Highly ranked courses and University

Highly ranked in independent league tables, we’re well-placed to help you succeed.

Experience the University

We hold events and live web chats several times a year to help you experience the University without coming to campus.

Virtual Open Day

Our next Virtual Open Day will take place on Wednesday 5 February 2020 from 11:00 to 15:00 GMT.

Join us and get an insight into what it is like to study at Bath. Watch live webinars and take part in group chats with members of staff and current postgraduate students.

Living in Bath

You'll get a great experience living and studying at Bath. We'll support your academic progress and prepare you for your future career.

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As an overseas, fee-paying postgraduate student, applying by 17 June, you are guaranteed accommodation. You could apply to live on-campus, in our brand new dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students, or in town.

Living in Bath as a student

Studying at Bath means you'll live in a vibrant, friendly, historic city, with lots of activities for you to join. You can go on nights out, get active, treat yourself by going to Britain's only natural thermal spa or a boat trip along the river.

You'll be able to meet other postgraduate students through the Postgraduate Association, which organises regular events.

There's also the Bath Asian Society, which is one of the biggest cultural societies on campus. They organise events to enjoy and explore South Asian cultures.

Support during your studies

You can get advice, support and guidance on an academic and personal level throughout your studies at Bath.

We'll assign you a personal tutor to support you in your studies. Your tutor will guide you in your academic progress and support your personal and professional development throughout your time here. They can help you adjust to studying at university and point you in the right direction to get any other help you might need.

Related computer science courses

We offer a range of specialist and generalist computer science master's courses.

Explore the MSc in Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems in detail

MSc Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems