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School of Computing

Artificial Intelligence MEng, BSc

BSc Artificial Intelligence

Overview

Artificial Intelligence is increasingly important to everyday activities including computer games, Web search, biometric systems, autonomous systems and many other areas of modern IT.

We are pioneering an integrative and broad-based study of intelligent systems, building on our internationally recognised research streams. Our undergraduate programmes are derived directly from the research carried out by our world-class research institutes. This includes learning from images and video, text and natural language processing, qualitative reasoning about space and time, and investigations into computational mechanisms in biological cells and organisms.

Typical opportunities include:
• Final-year projects that apply artificial intelligence techniques to problems in areas such as healthcare and crime prevention.
• Module coursework developing computer vision systems that will recognise and track objects.
• Web-based natural language processing and computerised approaches to language translation.
• Developing bio-inspired algorithms derived from biological systems and computational biology.
• User-adaptive methods to tailor systems to individuals and groups.

For 2015 entry visit: Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence.

UCAS code: G702, this degree is also available as a 3 year BSc.
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Course duration: 3 or 4 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000 International: £16,500
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.

Modules

The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2014. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

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.

 

Career options

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 graduate destinations include: Barclays, BT Group – Openreach, CSC, EMIS, Ernst & Young, Fujitsu, Goodrich ISR Systems, Imagination Technologies, Microsoft and PepsiCo.

Entry requirements

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications. If your qualification does not appear in the list below please contact our admissions team.

2014 entry

Entry requirements for the Integrated Masters (MEng, BSc) and the standalone BSc are the same.

Our standard entry requirements are listed below. Lower offers can be made based on demonstrated interest and aptitude for the subject (typically AAB).

A-level: AAA 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: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics.

For 2015 entry visit: Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence.

Country-specific equivalent qualifications
The Faculty's country-specific equivalent qualifications web page gives you an idea of the types of qualifications we accept.

English language requirement
GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Our Language Centre provide the Academic English for Undergraduate Studies Pre-sessional course, which is designed to help international students develop their language and academic study skills.

Access to Leeds
We have a policy of welcoming applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds. If you do not meet our entry criteria above, you may be eligible via the Access to Leeds scheme.

Foundation courses
If you do not have the formal qualifications for immediate entry to one of our degree, you may be able to progress through a foundation year. The University offers a one-year BSc Studies in Science for students without a science background at A-level and an Interdisciplinary Science Foundation Year for applicants who meet specific widening participation criteria.

Our International Foundation Year (IFY) is intended for international students who do not yet have the formal qualifications required for entry to level 1 of our degree courses.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e: ugcomp@leeds.ac.uk, t: +44 (0)113 343 5440.