Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at University of Northampton - UCAS

University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

Course summary

Artificial intelligence and data science have a pivotal role in driving a new era of innovation in computer science, public healthcare, manufacturing, and transport. This programme equips you with research, design, and development skills to apply artificial intelligence techniques in the context of industrial and business solutions. It inspires you to critically think about the relationships between AI and human societies whilst addressing legal, ethical, and environmental challenges. In our state-of-the-art AI lab, you will develop and deploy applied AI solutions individually and as part of a team. There are opportunities to participate industrial events and guest lectures from AI experts from around the world. As a member of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy, the programme includes AWS accredited cloud computing courses to prepare students for industry-recognised certifications and the most in-demand careers in the cloud industry. We know how competitive the graduate job market can be. The programme covers a range of knowledge and practical skills to help you establishing your career as a machine learning software engineer, solution architect, project manager or a research scientist. While theories are important for AI solutions, we emphasise on practical learning. You will learn fundamentals and advanced applications of data science and machine learning progressively over the course period using tools such as Python and JAVA. You will be taught through a variety of activities and problem-solving challenges, so that you can apply your knowledge creatively for a career in industry or research. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
  • At UON we guarantee a room in our Halls of Residence for all new full-time, first year students who apply and accept their room offer by June 2024 - and we won't ask for a deposit for September 2024**
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise
  • We’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
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Stage 1 • Computer Systems (Compulsory) • Computer Communications (Compulsory) • Web Development (Compulsory) • Software Engineering Fundamentals (Compulsory) • Problem Solving and Programming (Compulsory) • Mathematics for Computer Science (Compulsory) Stage 2 • Data Structures and Algorithms (Compulsory) • Group Project (Compulsory) • Web Programming (Compulsory) • Relational Databases (Compulsory) • Cloud Computing and Big Data (Compulsory) • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Compulsory) Optional Placement Year • Learning Through Work (WBL) (Designated) Stage 3 • Computing Project Dissertation (Compulsory) • Media Technology (Compulsory) • Modern Databases (Compulsory) • Advanced AI and Applications (Compulsory) • Natural Language Processing (Compulsory) Module information is quoted for 2024 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent is required. Please note Key Skills or Functional Skills qualifications and their equivalents are not accepted.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at University of Northampton - UCAS