Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS

Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS)

Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence (with foundation year)

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Course summary

The foundation year of this Coventry University degree will be delivered from our CU Coventry campus. Course delivery from year 1 of the degree onwards will be from Coventry University campus. This course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for building a career as an AI specialist in this fast-paced, ever-changing industry. The foundation year aims to provide you with a solid grounding in mathematical principles and an understanding of the core technology associated with the use and application of computer systems. Professional and academic skills are integrated across all modules, including information finding and handling, problem solving, and the communication of outcomes. Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence BSc (Hons) degree within Coventry University’s School of Computing, Mathematics and Data Science. By studying the degree you will: • Explore artificial intelligence and its relationship to machine learning, parallel programming, and data science, and learn how these areas drive innovation and change in the domain of computer science • Develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge to create software solutions which address demanding user expectations and complex customer requirements • Gain industry-relevant experience as you apply real-world, software development practices within teams of your peers, preparing you for your AI specialist career after graduation Key benefits of the degree • Activity-led learning helps you consolidate what you’re taught through practical application of everything covered in lectures • Strong, professional skills focus • Hybrid, online, and asynchronous learning to support students with different needs across a range of locations • Regular free-to-attend guest lecturers from current practitioners, which, in previous years, have included senior professors from Sheffield, Lincoln and Birmingham universities and the European Bioinformatics Centre Cambridge (subject to availability) See our website for further details.


Foundation year modules

  • Fundamental Pure Mathematics
  • Fundamental Applied Mathematics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Software and Databases
On successfully passing your foundation year you will progress to year 1 of the degree. The common first year of the degree enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn.  Year One Modules
  • Programming: Concepts and Algorithms
  • Computer Systems
  • Working with Data
  • Mathematical Skills for Computing Professionals
  • Programming: Professional Practice
  • Integrative Project Module
Year Two In year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills in relation artificial intelligence, theory of computation, software engineering, and advanced algorithms amongst others*. Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future.  If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement.  Final Year In year three, security, artificial neural networks, robots and intelligent networks, are just some of the areas where you will further your knowledge and skills. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content*. *For full details please check the course page on the Coventry University website.

Assessment method

Our teaching is active, applied, social and inclusive. We work interactively to address your needs as an individual and support you to maximise your outcomes. Learning is facilitated through a variety of methods which can include: Lectures and lectorials Seminars Interactive labs Interactive workshops Online activities Group work As a student, you may engage in both class and online activities and discussions. There will be a range of online materials, accessible at any time, through our online platform, currently Aula. You will participate in additional guided reading and self-directed study to reinforce the learning gained from timetabled sessions. Formative feedback will be used to prepare you for assessment and support your progress towards success at module, year, and ultimately degree levels.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: UK (home) tuition fees for the degree years will be charged at the current Coventry University UK (home) degree fee level. This was set at £9,250 for the 24/25 academic year. This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options.
Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS