Artificial Intelligence is increasingly important to everyday activities including computer games, Web search, biometric systems, autonomous systems and many other areas of modern IT. The School of Computing is pioneering an integrative and broadly-based study of intelligent systems building on our internationally recognised research streams. This includes: learning from images and video; corpus-based language processing; qualitative reasoning about space and time; and investigations into computational mechanisms in biological cells and organisms.
Our undergraduate degree course in Artificial Intelligence is derived directly from the research carried out by the School’s world-class research institute.
Typical opportunities include:
• Final year projects that apply Artificial Intelligence techniques to problems in areas such as healthcare and crime prevention
• Designing computer vision systems that will recognise and track objects
• Web-based natural language processing and computerised approaches to language translation
• Developing computerised algorithms which are derived from biological systems and computational biology
• User-adaptive methods to tailor systems to individuals and groups
We are ranked 12th in the UK for Computer Science in The Sunday Times league table.
UCAS code: G702
This degree is also available as a 3 year BSc. See BSc Artificial Intelligence.
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Delivery option: MEng (4 years, full-time) or BSc (3 years, full-time)
Start date: September
Course fees: Home/EU: £9,000 International: £16,200
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available
Course brochure: Download
The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which provides detailed module descriptions and is used by current students to select modules.
If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules will be available shortly in the 2014 brochure.
This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
|Mathematics for Computing|
|Networks and Scalable Architecture
|Information Management and Security|
|Graphical User Interfaces|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose two)|
|Computer Vision||Complexity and Approximation|
|Natural Language Processing||Computer Graphics|
|Biological and Bio-Inspired Computation||Distributed Systems|
|Knowledge Representation||Combinatorial Optimisation|
|Research Project||Parallel Scientific Computing|
|User Adaptive Intelligent Systems|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules|
|Group Project||Data Mining and Text Analytics|
|Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning||Semantic Technologies and Applications|
|Advanced Distributed Systems|
|Mobile Application Development|
Graduates from the School of Computing have excellent job prospects. With the continuing application of computer technologies, rapid growth of hardware and software technologies, their allied industries, and widespread application, the demand for our graduates is set to continue for the foreseeable future.
We have close links with companies such as IBM, Accenture and Hewlett Packard, and employers ranging from small/medium enterprises to large multi-nationals consistently target our graduates. Recent graduates from the School have been employed in many types of organisations across a range of sectors including manufacturing, retail, finance, public authorities and consultancies. Recent employers include Fujitsu, Halifax Financial Services, Accenture, Euro Direct, NHS, GCHQ, Stock Exchange, Aquilic Technology, Vodaphone, Citibank, Allied Irish Bank, IBM, Citrix, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Rockliff, Visualfiles, Eurotel, Norwich Union, Orange, BAE Systems, SCEE Computer Games, GE Capital, Nokia and Morgan Stanley.
AAA at A-level including Mathematics.
IT or Engineering Diploma Grade A (plus A or above in A-level Mathematics).
BTEC Extended Diploma grade D*DD with 6 units of Level 3 Mathematics.
IB: 37 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level mathematics.
English language requirements: A pass at GCSE level in English Language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English and you will need to meet our English Language minimum requirements.
All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).
If you require any further information please contact the Undergraduate Admissions team, e: email@example.com t: +44 (0)113 343 5821.