Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a capability siloed with tech giants. Businesses of all sizes can use AI and machine learning to drive innovation, increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service, and more. But according to a recent report, there are just 300,000 AI researchers and practitioners worldwide while there’s a market demand for millions of roles.
To help address this critical skills gap, we’re thrilled to partner with Imperial College London to announce an MSc in Machine Learning — one of the world’s first online master’s degrees in this specialized field of computing. This rigorous program will train learners in the computational, mathematical, and statistical foundations of machine learning, preparing them for the most advanced engineering roles in AI, data science, machine learning, bioinformatics, and more.
This is an advanced degree with a deep focus on machine learning; applicants are expected to have an undergraduate degree in a subject like computer science, math, statistics, economics, or physics. Students will have the opportunity to work with industry-standard tools like PySpark and PyTorch and directly interact with top-notch faculty at Imperial. The curriculum also covers the ethics and limitations of machine learning to equip students with the skills to ethically apply these techniques to their future work.
We’re particularly excited that this degree is from a renowned institution like Imperial College London. The university is widely regarded as a world-leading center in AI and machine learning, and has more than 600 researchers and teachers currently working in the field. Degrees continue to be the most valuable credential in the job market, and Coursera is focused on providing high quality, flexible higher education options from top institutions. Imperial’s machine learning degree is stackable and modular, allowing learners to start their degree learning with an open course that can count toward the degree upon acceptance to the full program.