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Apply now: new government scholarships available for post-graduate degrees in AI and Data

The UK government has announced new post-graduate scholarships, available for three Masters courses taught at the University of Sussex, as part of a national scheme to help to address the shortage of AI and data specialists joining the UK workforce.

The scholarship programme targets graduates from backgrounds often underrepresented in these industries, particularly female, disabled and black students – £10 million will be used for scholarships to support students from underrepresented groups, out of a total of up to £24 million invested by government, universities and industry partners. Applicants could include people returning to work after a career break and looking to retrain in a new profession.

The courses offered by Sussex which are eligible for the AI scholarship scheme are: 

Business School teaching on MSc Human and Social Data Science

If you choose the MSc Human and Social Data Science, you can experience expert teaching from the Business School.  Several modules are delivered by our Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), who are spearheading the latest research into digital innovation and artificial intelligence, climate change policy, and the debates around current energy and security issues. 

For more details about teaching in SPRU visit

Industry relevant applicable skills

Skills developed on these courses are relevant to a wide range of industries, many of which will be crucial to support recovery following the coronavirus pandemic including medicine, transport, social sciences, and biosciences. AI is being used in innovative ways in many other fields too, for example in countering online abuse, detecting early signs of disease, and driving improved support for at-risk communities such as refugees.




By: Serena Mitchell
Last updated: Monday, 29 June 2020