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Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence University of Bath Degree level: Undergraduate

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has produced ground-breaking technologies with ever more application to computing problems in industry. There is significant demand for more experts in the field. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to apply the latest AI technologies and methods to a wide range of problems.

You’ll gain a solid foundation in computer science with a focus on artificial intelligence. You'll learn about topics such as machine learning, algorithms and complexity, and visual computing.

In the first year, you’ll learn the basics of computer science, including mathematics and programming skills, along with an introduction to the theory and practice of AI. In the second year, you’ll continue to develop your AI skills, with a focus on machine learning. In the final year, you’ll choose optional units alongside an individual project that will allow you to specialise in a specific area of AI. You can specialise in areas such as robotics, natural language processing, intelligent agents, and computer vision. You’ll regularly meet with an academic who’s an expert in your chosen field.

You will have the option to switch to our BSc/MComp Computer Science course after the first year, if you develop interests in other areas of computer science.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code I202
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA A*AA in three A levels including Mathematics.

If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

A level - Alternative offer

Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

AAA in three A levels including Mathematics plus one of the following:

grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
grade A in AS level Further Mathematics
grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Further Mathematics

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics.

We prefer the above qualifications in Computing but we are also able to consider those in IT, alongside an A level in Mathematics. We prefer you to have studied some of the following units: Data Modelling, Software Testing, Object-oriented programming, Systems Analysis and Design. Your offer will be based on the type and level of qualifications that you are taking.

We may be able to consider students without an A level in Mathematics: you must have achieved a grade A in GCSE Mathematics, have a strong academic record, and provide evidence of ongoing engagement with mathematics as a part of your post-16 academic profile.
Access to HE Diploma D: 39 credits
M: 3 credits
A pass in the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include 12 credits from Mathematics units achieved at Distinction.

Our Computer Science courses are academically challenging and require solid foundations of knowledge in Mathematics. We are able to consider Access to HE Diplomas in Science, Engineering or Computing, and we are looking for you to be studying a suitable level of Mathematics to be able to succeed on our course. You will need to have studied Mathematics units worth at least 12 credits.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics.

Cambridge Pre-U - Alternative offer

Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics plus one of the following:

grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Further Mathematics
If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics.

We strongly prefer you to have studied Mathematics at Higher Level, however, we may be able to consider you if you are studying Mathematics at Standard Level. In this instance our typical offer would be 36 points overall and 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects plus 7 in Standard Level Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) D*DD D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics.

We prefer the above qualifications in Computing but we are also able to consider those in IT, alongside an A level in Mathematics. We prefer you to have studied some of the following units: Data Modelling, Software Testing, Object-oriented programming, Systems Analysis and Design. Your offer will be based on the type and level of qualifications that you are taking.

In exceptional circumstances we may be able to consider students without an A level in Mathematics: you must have achieved a grade A in GCSE Mathematics, have a strong academic record, and provide evidence of ongoing engagement with mathematics as a part of your post-16 academic profile.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics.

We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved AAAAA in their Highers.

GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from English language category B).

For further information on English qualifications for this course, please visit https://www.bath.ac.uk/corporate-information/english-language-requirements-for-uk-qualifications-category-b/


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/

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Claverton Down
Bath
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