Artificial Intelligence with foundation year at University of Bolton - UCAS

Course summary

From Amazon's Alexa to Tesla's self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) is changing how we work and live. Combining a constellation of technologies and methods, the University of Bolton's BSc (Hons) in Artificial Intelligence with foundation year offers vital knowledge and skills in key AI areas. You'll study machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing, and essential computing disciplines, ready for a career in this rapidly developing field. It's estimated that artificial intelligence (AI) could contribute over $15 trillion to the global economy by 2030 (1). Major industries such as healthcare, financial services, entertainment, manufacturing and retail offer significant and growing employment opportunities in AI. A wealth of career opportunities await ambitious and talented graduates with AI design, development and deployment expertise. The University of Bolton's BSc (Hons) in Artificial Intelligence with foundation year is an ideal choice if you seek a career in this innovative and fast-moving field and wish to study at a supportive, student-focused, multicultural university. The foundation year is the first year of this degree, offering an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of computing, programming and mathematics. It's designed to prepare you for degree-level study, ready to specialise in AI. As you progress, our expert team will support you in developing wide-ranging knowledge of AI, programming and computing methods and techniques, along with strong practical skills in applying these technologies. We'll cover the essential areas of computer and software systems science that underpin AI and explore specialised AI topics and the latest trends shaping the future of computer science. While studying at our town centre campus in the North of England, you'll explore the latest methodologies and development techniques based on industry standards. We'll support you in developing your understanding in areas such as machine learning, computer vision, deep learning and natural language processing. Our dedicated tutors will also promote lifelong learning skills, creativity and critical thinking so you're ready to adapt as the computing and AI industry evolves throughout your career. Our degree is tool-based. For each topic, we focus on developing your conceptual understanding and then support you as you learn to apply this theoretical knowledge in a practical setting. We use realistic scenarios developed with industry partners to test your skills and understanding. During the course, you'll build a coursework portfolio demonstrating your ability to solve real-world AI problems. This vital experience will help prepare you for a successful graduate career. Interpersonal and transferable skills are also essential, so we'll challenge you to develop sought-after communication, problem-solving, analytical, self-management, and decision-making skills. Our dedicated team will focus on helping you gain the skills employers value and a detailed understanding of the technologies and methods underpinning computing and AI. (1) accessed on 19 September 2023


Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent), including English and Mathematics. We'll be happy to consider your application if you don't meet the standard entry requirements but have non-traditional qualifications and/or relevant experience. You'll be required to undertake an assessment to determine your suitability for the course. You'll be assessed on your problem-solving skills and ability to participate in group work. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £63800* Whole course
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £63800* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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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Artificial Intelligence with foundation year at University of Bolton - UCAS