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AI and Data Science Conversion Masters Scholarships

£10,000 scholarships available for 2023 entry - 120 available

The University of Birmingham is offering AI and Data Science Conversion Masters Scholarships in 2023/24 for 7 Masters programmes to upskill students from non-STEM and far-STEM degrees and progress into the AI and Data Science workforce.

This will include 120 students from under-represented groups, particularly women, Black and disabled students and those from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, who will each be supported by a £10,000 scholarship.

Scholarship funding will be prioritised for women, Black students, disabled students and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, to ensure that AI reflects the makeup of our society. Funding is intended only for those underrepresented students who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below.

Who can apply?

The award is part of £8.1 million funding from the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and Office for Artificial Intelligence to encourage more women, Black students, disabled students, and students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to study artificial intelligence (AI) and data science postgraduate programmes (see Eligibility criteria below for full details).

The conversion scholarships are for students who have never studied STEM or STEM related degrees before. Students must have a UK nationality or residence status.

Students must have already have an unconditional or conditional offer for a place on a University of Birmingham Data Science or AI related Masters course before applying for this scholarship.

The deadline for applications to the scholarship for all programmes apart from MSc Bioinformatics (Online) is 23:59 (UK Time) on 31 July 2023*.

The deadlines for applications to the scholarship for MSc Bioinformatics (Online) are:

  • June 2023 Intake - 9 June 2023
  • October 2023 Intake - 15 September 2023
  • February 2024 Intake - 19 January 2024

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Applications for the AI and Data Science Conversion Masters Scholarships are now open. Please read the 'How to apply' section below before you proceed with your application.


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