Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is the future of complex decision making-Learn about the capacity of machines to make decisions and learn from experience. The course combines a mixture of robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer science, to help you develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to create smart solutions in commerce and industry.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Artificial Intelligence

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates


Degree Overview

The artificial intelligence industry is a very fast-growing field and touches so many aspects of society, from business operations to our everyday lives. This degree course will help you gain a detailed understanding of artificial intelligence concepts and techniques and learn to use this knowledge to address contemporary problems and challenges such as the use of microprocessor-based systems to control home appliances and the detection and resolution of collisions in applied mechanics.

Academic specialists and professionals on this program will help you develop fundamental skills, such as learning the powerful general-purpose programming language C++, and experience in-depth study of computer networks and systems. Using artificial intelligence code, you will be introduced and taught how to control advanced mobile robots in our purpose-built laboratory.

The modules of this course have been designed to focus on real-life industry scenarios to enhance your employability. During our Agile Methods and Development module, you will gain experience in producing apps to specifications and learn how to negotiate between business clients and the development team.

Throughout your studies with us you will also be able to enjoy projects and extracurriculars related to your course. Get involved with our dedicated Robot Club, where you will solidify your skills by instructing secondary school children on robotic construction or take the opportunity to develop your own robot project, with the potential to compete in the annual international Robot Challenge in Vienna.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

The degree is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional to raise your professional profile.

Gain the opportunity to learn from our experienced staff from the internationally recognised Institute of Artificial Intelligence that conducts world-leading research into artificial intelligence, computational intelligence and intelligent systems.

This course will equip you to work in artificial intelligence in both the public and private sectors, in areas such as market intelligence, imaging techniques, data mining and in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Graduates wishing to specialise in robotics are well placed to pursue careers in mobile communications and gaming systems.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.