BSc (Honours) Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence

Year of Entry 2024/25
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BSc (Honours)

Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence

Course in clearing Full-time Computing

Develop a deep understanding of scientific and practical applications of programming and computation, including the fast-moving field of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2024. Get started with our online form, or call 0330 024 6390.

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
    International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    3 / 4 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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Course summary

  • Develop AI systems to solve complex problems 
  • Use machine learning to support decision making 
  • Design and build complex software using analytical and mathematical approaches 
  • Work with companies to solve real-world practical problems 

Through practice-based learning, you’ll develop a deep understanding of the use of machine-learning and artificial intelligence in a variety of domains. 

You'll become a programmer who can build the next generation of software that will support users in complex tasks, automate mundane tasks, and use large data sets to help us understand our world.  

Accredited by
  • BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

This course is accredited by the British Computing Society.

How you learn

Watch course leader Mick Marriott talk about this course.

All our 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 starts by helping you to develop practical skills in developing software applications through lectures and hands-on tutorial sessions. These sessions will build your understanding of how and when to use appropriate processes, tools, technologies, and project management practices. 

These fundamental skills will then be further developed by introducing you to real-world projects. As part of these projects, you’ll collaborate in small teams to produce software prototypes to problems that are introduced and inspired by industry.  Tackling problems in industry helps you prepare for a career in software development using AI and machine learning. 

As part of your final year, you’ll create a significant software deliverable, guided by a dedicated project supervisor. During this individual project, you’ll undertake research and apply new skills as you create a software product you can be proud of. 

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

You learn through 

  • lectures 
  • hands-on lab sessions and tutorials 
  • regular feedback 
  • teamwork and group-based learning 
  • applied learning 
  • discussions 
  • self-study 

Course leaders and tutors

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Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for BSc Computer Science and BSc Computer Science with AI

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Applied learning

Work placements 

You’ll have the opportunity to complete a year-long work placement between your second and third year. A placement is widely recognised as the gold standard opportunity to gain personal and professional development through real-world experience.  

You will be encouraged to take up this opportunity, as it will benefit your long-term career prospects and salary level, as well as your academic achievements and degree classification. Your course will prepare you to succeed in your placement and you will be supported throughout it. 

Your placement will allow you to apply the knowledge and skills gained on your course, in areas such as web development, mobile applications, backend software and desktop solutions. 

Students from this course have worked with companies such as :

  • 3Squared  
  • CSE Servelec  
  • IBM  
  • Intel  
  • SN Systems

​Your placement year will allow you to gain an Applied Professional Diploma in addition to your degree which will enhance your graduate profile and give you the edge with future employers.  

You’ll also be supported to take advantage of work experience opportunities throughout your course, through access to a range of support activities, resources, and employer events from your Employability Team. This will further enhance your employability skillset, confidence, and opportunity-awareness to help you succeed in your career after graduating. 

Live projects 

In your first and second years you will work in a group on a real client-based project. You will analyse their requirements, then design, implement and test a prototype which you will present to your client. This will allow you to experience the types of demands faced by commercial software developers and increase your confidence while you are applying for your work placements. 

Students have worked on live projects for Next, XLN, Elanco, Elaros (Digital Health), and more. Projects have included the use of augmented reality and 3D technologies, machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, cloud services and mobile development. 

Students have often found placements as a result of being recognised for the excellent work they have done for these live projects with the host company. 

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 the frequent involvement of employers and IT professionals alongside the live projects we provide. 

Future careers

This course prepares you for the following careers: 

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

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for: 

  • Capita 
  • Plusnet 
  • 3Squared 
  • SkyBet 
  • Raspberry Pi Foundation 

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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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course, you will work with:

  • modern software development environments 
  • industry-standard software and tools 
  • state-of-the-art hardware 
  • IoT and SBC devices 

We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students. 

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Entry requirements

All students

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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.

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


Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

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

Databases And The Web
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Fundamentals Of Mathematics And Computer Architectures
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Programming For Computer Science
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Software Projects
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Advanced Programming
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Algorithms And Data Structures
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning 1
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Professional Software Projects
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 3

Optional modules

Placement Year
Credits -
Final year

Compulsory modules

Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning 2
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Development Project
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(40%) , Practical(60%)
Software Architecture And Design
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Contemporary Software Engineering
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Machine Learning Algorithms And Heuristics
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Secure Software Engineering
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. 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 2024/25 is £16,655 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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