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In choosing to study Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) degree at Aberystwyth University, you will be immersed in the fundamentals of computer science and the very latest techniques in AI. With core coverage that includes operating systems, telecommunications, database management, HCI, Agile methodologies and object orientation and an in-depth study of a wide range of AI and Machine Learning techniques the structure of this degree in Computer Science allows you to develop the skills needed to solve challenging and complex problems. At Aberystwyth University, we endeavour to provide you with an exceptional and memorable student experience. By studying this degree, students will have access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers as well as robotic equipment including Ardvinos, mobile robots and sailing robots. Our degree is accredited by the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) on behalf of the Engineering Council, which gives you a head start when you enter the competitive job market. You will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences. Computer Science and AI involves the development of AI systems and is becoming increasingly relevant in commercial and domestic life. Examples of current and emerging AI systems include data mining in huge data sets, supply chain management systems, time series prediction, and many others. On this course, you will participate in a fascinating and commercially important field of research. You will gain a firm foundation in computing skills such as programming, software design, and computer architecture, and will learn specialised skills in the areas of AI and interaction with related areas of study, such as intelligent agents in games programming and mobile computing. Studying for a degree in Computer Science and AI will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include: research and data analysis, mathematical and computational skills, independent and team-working, organisation, implementation and self-motivation. The University operates a Year in Employment Scheme (YES), which offers you a fantastic opportunity to take a year out between your second and third year to work in an organisation in the UK or overseas. YES provides a very rewarding and worthwhile experience and can help you to stand out from the crowd in a very competitive job market. GO Wales is administered by the University’s Career Service and works with local businesses to create paid work placements for students. It helps you gain valuable work experience which will enhance your CV. Alongside the skills necessary for most typical jobs in the software industry, your degree will give you an advantage in fields such as data mining and optimisation. In addition, you will acquire transferable skills, such as communication and problem-solving abilities, needed for success in a wider range of careers.
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|Campus name||Main Site (Aberystwyth)|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.|
Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed here represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. We still use the UCAS tariff to determine whether you have met the terms of our offer, so whatever qualifications you are taking, provided these are included in the UCAS tariff and provided you meet the overall points total (and any specific subject requirements) you may still receive an offer. This means that if your course requires 3 A levels at BBB, we will accept other grade combinations that are equivalent to the same number of tariff points. For example A levels ABC and AAD equate to 120 UCAS tariff points). Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC) are also warmly welcomed. If you cannot find the qualification(s) that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.
Additional entry requirements
A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Level 3 KS/FS Communication may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE English or Welsh. For this degree scheme minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics is also required.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C|
|IELTS (Academic)||6||With minimum 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||55||With minimum score of 51 an any component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88||With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.|
If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Scholarship competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine an Entrance Scholarship with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include the Academic Excellence Studentship, Means-Tested Aberystwyth Bursary, Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Department of Computer Science (undergraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1970 622424
+44 (0)1970 628536
Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)