University of Winchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Winchester

Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence

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Course summary

  • Learn from a specialist team of research-active academics who work at the forefront of this exciting field
  • Work on practical exercises and projects using a wide range of specialist software and tools
  • Develop an appreciation of the wider role Artificial Intelligence plays in an organisational context
  • Explore a multi-disciplinary perspective on the subject of Artificial Intelligence giving you an excellent basis for a future career in the field
Artificial intelligence (AI) has arrived, but are you ready for it? As AI shifts from the lab to the workplace and into our homes, it is having an increasingly profound impact on the world around us. On our innovative Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence degree you venture into one of the most exciting fields of technological development of our times placing you at the forefront of the accelerating artificial-intelligence race. Artificial intelligence is the attempt to build artificial systems that have intelligent behaviour. Applications of AI range from ‘smart’ controllers for household devices to computers that can converse in English, play games, conduct intelligent web searches or act as the brain of a robot. Your overarching goal on our three-year programme is to develop the skills to implement solutions to complex problems. You do this by learning the fundamentals of computer science juxtaposed with a broad range of AI techniques, including neural networks and evolutionary algorithms. The course draws on the fields of law, philosophy and psychology to deliver a truly interdisciplinary experience. You benefit from a team of experts in these fields as well as from specialists in Digital Media (Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality). In addition, you reap the rewards of ongoing research and knowledge exchange activities in AI, law, ethics and big data at the Centre for Information Rights (CIR). As well as fundamental computer science classes and laboratory work, you cover topics such as expert systems, intelligent agents, the history and philosophy of artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, heuristic optimisation and other intelligent systems. You will enhance your knowledge of various computing disciplines and skills including software development, database analysis, AI programming, machine learning and data structures. And you will have access to specialist facilities including well-equipped labs containing Linux and Microsoft platforms. In Year 1, you are introduced to the key concepts and tools underpinning modern computer science with artificial intelligence. You learn how to program in Java, study the architecture and applications of computer systems and explore areas of AI. You also take an Introduction to Academic Studies module while developing your personal and professional skills. This course shares a common first year with our Computer Science degree, giving you the flexibility to switch easily between courses if you choose. In Year 2 you explore the latest developments in AI and programming together with modules in related topics such as cyber security. Other optional modules may include Servers, Data Centres and Smart Systems, and Software Testing. An optional placement year gives you the opportunity to enhance your employability, business understanding and professional skills. In Year 3 you develop an appreciation of the legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks together with the human aspects of information security assurance and forensic investigation. There are modules on Advanced Software Development and Machine Learning and Robotics. The Dissertation module helps you to develop specialist skills and expertise through the undertaking of a substantial body of work. You learn how to successfully present your evidence in written format and orally. Optional modules in your final year may include Distributed Systems, Cloud Computing Infrastructures, and Information Futures.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*Please note, the tuition fee for students from the rest of the EU (excluding ROI) are yet to be confirmed by the University. For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (
Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence at University of Winchester - UCAS