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Course summary

Our AI degree will give you the skills, connections and experience to pursue a rewarding career in this rapidly growing field. We’ll introduce you to projects, lots of practical learning and the platforms you’ll find in industry, like AWS and Microsoft Azure. Through our close relationship with Azure, you’ll also have access to extra certifications to improve your employability. What’s more, we offer some amazing work placement opportunities with companies locally, nationally and abroad. You can spend a year working in industry before you graduate, helping to transform services and products through AI. On the course, you’ll get a grounding in programming, using C# and Java, and will learn about different types of data, along with techniques such as data processing and data visualisation. You’ll explore machine learning, natural language processing, deep learning, data analytics and neural networks. It will involve mining data to identify patterns, using algorithms to predict what will happen, developing solutions to improve outcomes, and understanding how computers process human language. These skills will be in high demand as artificial intelligence is applied everywhere - from mobile phone apps and self-driving cars to biometric recognition and customer service chatbots. You’ll develop the confidence to apply your knowledge to lots of challenges in your future career. The possibilities are endless. You could be using machine learning to help identify crowd density in stadiums and direct people to spare seats. Or you could apply deep learning in airports to process images and detect abnormalities. AI is also widely used in healthcare to help pinpoint symptoms, diagnose diseases and improve treatment. Your employability is at the heart of the course. As we are accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, you’ll get a qualification that meets rigorous national standards for quality.


Year 1 Core: Algorithms and Programming Concepts, Applications of AI, Cloud and Cyber, Computer Architecture and Operating Systems Design, Data and Distributed Systems, Networks and Communications Year 2 Core: Advanced Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Data Structure and Algorithms, Problem Solving using Object Oriented Programming, Professional Practice and Project Management Year 4 Core: Advanced Data Science, Computer Vision, Dissertation, Natural Language Processing, Negotiated Studies

Assessment method

This is a mainly practical discipline so is assessed by practically related assessments.

How to apply

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Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

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Artificial Intelligence (with a placement year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS