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Course summary

Develop a specialist understanding of the key conceptual and technological issues in artificial intelligence and data science computation. Why study BSc Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence and Data Science): In this BSc Computer Science pathway, you'll develop and understand cutting-edge machine learning models, alongside their implications. You'll be able to:

  • Understand the theoretical underpinnings and implementation of machine learning.
  • Apply datasets to a range of models including deep learning neural networks.
  • Apply models to a range of divergent problems.
  • Consider the ethical and social implications of a model’s deployment.
  • Appreciate a model’s validity and limitations.
  • Extract useful information from large corpuses of data, using software mining techniques.
Computer Science pathways As well as BSc Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence and Data Science), we offer several pathways that allow you to focus on the following specialisms:
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Cybersecurity)
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Software Engineering)
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (User Experience)
Create your own projects The degree is hands-on and practical from the start. You'll be creating your own web and mobile applications, data visualisations, and games. You'll also explore your potential through practical projects whilst learning relevant technical skills for your future career. Placements In your third year, you’ll have the opportunity to take a full-year industry placement (making this programme four years full-time, or seven years part-time). This gives you valuable experience to build confidence, further develop skills and industry insight, and enhance your career prospects. By the end of your degree, you’ll have built a portfolio of work to kickstart your career in the creative industry. MSci study route Depending on your academic results, you’ll also have the opportunity to continue your studies to MSci level. This will give you an undergraduate master’s level qualification, and let you delve deeper into your chosen specialism. You can find out more about the MSci study route in the programme specification.


Year 1 In your first year, you'll take the following compulsory modules: Introduction to Programming 15 credits User Experience and the Web 15 credits Logic and Computer Architecture 15 credits Computing Project 1 15 credits Graphics 1 15 credits Algorithms 1 15 credits Identity, Agency & Environment 1 15 credits Identity, Agency & Environment 2 15 credits Year 2 In your second year, you'll take the following compulsory modules: Software Development and Design 15 credits Computing Project 2 15 credits Object Oriented Programming 15 credits Data Programming for Artificial Intelligence 15 credits Algorithms 2 15 credits The Goldsmiths Elective 15 credits Optional modules You'll then take 30 credits of optional modules (15 credits for Direct Entry students) from the following list: Networks and Operating Systems 15 credits Information Security 15 credits Goldsmiths’ Social Change Module 15 credits If you are a Direct Entry applicant and will be joining the degree in the 2nd year, you will also need to take the module 'Fundamentals of Computer Science'. Optional placement year Our degrees include an optional industrial placement year after the second year of study. You'll be responsible for securing a placement, but we can support you through this process. Although we encourage you to take the opportunity of a placement year, you can also complete your degree in three years. Year 3 (or year 4 with placement year) In your final year, you'll complete the following compulsory modules, including a project Computer Science: Final Project in Computer Science 45 credits Artificial Intelligence 15 credits Neural Networks 15 credits Machine Learning 15 credits Data Mining 15 credits You'll then use your remaining 15 credits to take an optional module from a list provided annually by the Department of Computing. *Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects. If you opt for an industrial placement year, your placement tutor will assess your work. If you complete the placement year successfully, you earn the endorsement 'with work experience' on your degree certificate.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not have a Science or Mathematics-based A-level equivalent, you should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With no element lower than 5.5

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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

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Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence and Data Science) at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS