Artificial Intelligence

BSc (Hons) or MSci

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: BSc: 3 years, or 4 if a work placement is chosen; MSci: 4 years, or 5 if a work placement is chosen

Part time: BSc: up to 8 years; MSci: up to 9 years




School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics


Our Artificial Intelligence course will help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work at the cutting edge of AI.

We have developed this course to meet the needs of the real world. Our staff are all researchers with strong links to industry. Several of our research groups have excellent international and national reputations. And we have modern, state-of-the-art workshops, laboratories, computer facilities and media studios.

You will study:

  • machine learning
  • machine vision
  • deep learning
  • robotics
  • intelligent agents
  • computer science
  • software development
  • databases
  • computer security.

An optional work placement provides valuable real-world experience. So you could spend a year working in industry on a paid placement.

You will graduate with a deep understanding of AI. And the knowledge of how to implement novel technological solutions for real world problems.

Exciting career options include:

  • AI driven app development
  • machine learning
  • data science
  • intelligent systems.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Mathematics at grade 4/C minimum and English Language at grade 4/C minimum normally required

If you don’t know about Computing already our first year modules will quickly get you up to speed. Any previous experience you have might help you to get started more comfortably but even if you think you know a lot about computing already there will still be many new things for you to learn.

Having an A-level or BTEC Level 3 qualification in a computing-related subject will not exempt you taking any first-year modules, as we want to make sure that we give you a quality introduction to all of the relevant topics.

If you don’t have the right qualifications to apply for a place on one of our degree courses, we may be able to consider you for our Computing Foundation course. This course, which lasts one year, is an excellent preparation for any of our computing degree courses.