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BSc (Honours) Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence with Foundation Year

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BSc (Honours)

Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence with Foundation Year

Course in clearing
Full-time Computing

Develop a deep and practical understanding of programming, artificial intelligence and machine learning - with an additional foundation year to prepare for the course.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2022. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 or apply online.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 48 UCAS points through clearing
What is the UCAS code? D016
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Learn the skills you need to write the software of tomorrow.
  • Learn how to apply AI concepts and technologies to solve real-world problems.
  • Develop complex software and systems using analytical and mathematical approaches.
  • Understand the fundamental principles behind the software that powers our world.

This course helps you to develop a deep understanding of practical applications of computation, including key concepts in the machine learning domain. You'll become a programmer who understands and can build on the fundamental principles behind the software that underpins modern society across a variety of platforms and domains.

How you learn

All our courses (including our foundation year courses) are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This course is focused on helping you to develop strong practical and applied skills to develop software applications. It develops your knowledge and critical thinking as to how and when to use appropriate processes, tools and technologies.  

The combination of learning methods across the course allow you to develop a range of skills through problem-solving activities, practical implementations and teamwork, allowing you to take an active approach to learning and encouraging self-development.

You learn through:

  • Lectures
  • Lab sessions
  • Hands-on tutorials
  • Teamwork and group-based learning
  • Practice-based applied learning
  • Workshops
  • Discussions
  • Self-study

Course leaders and tutors

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Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years of the main award. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

You are supported by placement tutors and a college placement team through the process of successfully getting a placement and then while on placement. Although a placement year is not mandatory, the department has a strong track record in finding placements.

Live projects

All years of your study are designed with applied learning in mind using industry-based and industry-inspired projects. 

The course includes professional projects which challenge you to solve real-world problems, possibly with an external client, while developing team and project management skills.  These projects allow you to practice more than just your technical computing skills. By working with real companies, you can apply the project management techniques and technical skills you have learned and test your interpersonal and time management skills.

Networking opportunities

Employers and industry practitioners are an influential part of the design, content and teaching of the course. The employability focus of the course is supported by frequent involvement of employers and IT professionals.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in and for:

  • artificial intelligence and machine learning professional
  • computer-science related research and development
  • software development and engineering
  • mobile app development
  • web development

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

You are introduced to the major programming languages, including

  • C/C+/li>
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • C#
  • SQL

You will also make use of the latest frameworks, techniques and process in artificial intelligence and machine learning.


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Entry requirements

All students

48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Foundations In Computing Credits: 120

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Databases And The Web Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Fundamentals Of Mathematics And Computer Architectures Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Programming For Computer Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Software Projects Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Programming Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Algorithms And Data Structures Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Networked Software Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Professional Software Projects Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Concurrent And Parallel Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Project (Technical Computing) Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Software Architecture And Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Software Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Machine Learning Algorithms And Heuristics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Robotics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Secure Software Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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