Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly successful in solving complex and key problems from self-driving cars and medicine to information retrieval and games. Recent advances exploit machine learning techniques where AI systems extract patterns from vast amounts of examples (big data) using large-scale computing infrastructure, such as the cloud. On the BSc Artificial Intelligence you will specialise in this rapidly evolving area of computer science.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 year pathway + 3 years degree


Pathways Available

International Foundation Year


Start Dates

January | September

Degree Overview

On this degree you learn a combination of solid knowledge of computing technologies and programming skills with an in-depth understanding of the principles and practice of building AI systems. The programme is taught by experts in the area of AI and applied machine learning.

In the first year of the programme your learning is centred on computer science fundamentals and you share modules with students on our successful BSc Computer Science programme. In the second year you study core AI concepts and techniques. In your final year, you select a range of modules allowing you to focus on specific AI techniques and applications of your choice such as neural network, data mining, eHealth and semantic web.

Our degree programme
On this degree, the specific focus is on the technical aspects of both computer science and artificial intelligence. You learn to code in several languages, starting with the Java programming language, which is widely used in industry across a range of applications including mobile devices, and Python, one of the most popular languages for scientific computing and data analysis.

Building on these programming skills, you learn the principles and techniques that underpin the algorithms and systems shaping our world today. These include artificial intelligence, computer security, network technology, software engineering, and human-computer interaction. You put these principles and techniques into practice to develop software in a variety of ways, from small-scale exercises to a major software project. There is a particular focus on understanding and building AI systems to solve real-world problems.

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Additional Costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of 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

Artificial Intelligence students often take part in TinkerSoc, a student-run 'tinkering' society which meets in 'The Shed', our collaborative workspace.

Our programmes are informed by a stakeholder panel of industry experts who give feedback on the skills that employers require from a modern workforce.

Your Pathways

The IFY will prepare you for the first year of your undergraduate degree. It’s made up of several core and subject-specific modules that will give you a greater understanding of your chosen subject area. The skills you develop through this programme will help you in your chosen degree, in your future career, and in all aspects of life.

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