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Artificial Intelligence and Robotics involves the development of artificial systems, and is becoming increasingly relevant in commercial and domestic life. Examples of current and emerging artificial systems include home robots (for entertainment or assisting those with special needs), supply chain management systems, robots used in medical practice, robots in space, on land and at sea. Researchers from Aberystwyth have been active in all these areas. You will grasp the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and robotics with the opportunity to jump start your career with your integrated year in industrial and professional training. At Aberystwyth University, we endeavour to provide you with an exceptional and memorable student experience. In the 2017 National Student Survey, we were ranked top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017).
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. Students will have access to mobile and aerial robots, vision and motion tracking systems, micro controller systems and laser scanners. You will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences and our research ranked 11th in the UK and 1st in Wales (Times Higher Education).
This is a fascinating and commercially important field of research. Throughout this degree you will be introduced to: programming, computer infrastructure, web development, artificial intelligence, machine learning and space robotics. In your third and penultimate year, you will undertake your work placement in a real industry. This will increase your confidence and motivation for your final year. You will be assigned a personal tutor, who can help with any difficulties you might have with the degree or with university life.
Studying for a degree in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence will equip you with a range of transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers. These include: communication, research and data analysis, mathematical and computational skills, independent and team working, organisation, implementation and self-motivation. Industrial year students have an opportunity to take part in a residential weekend which will focus on developing employability skills and helping you secure a great placement for your year in industry. These skills include CV writing, interview practice, networking with employers and developing your online presence. Another resource is GO Wales, which 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. Typical careers include: software design, communications and networking, computer applications, web development, IT consultancy and management, systems analysis and development and education. In addition, you will acquire transferable skills, such as problem-solving abilities, needed for success in a wider range of careers. It is notable 98.5% of UK/EU undergraduates from the Department of Computer Science who graduated in 2016 were in professional level jobs or graduate level further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2017).
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|Campus name||Main Site (Aberystwyth)|
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
|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: email@example.com) 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)||6.0||With minimum 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||55.0||With minimum score of 51 an any component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88.0||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
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||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. This does not apply to students studying at our Mauritius campus.
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Department of Computer Science (undergraduate enquiries)
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Fax: +44 (0)1970 628536
Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)