BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence with a Foundation Year

Throughout the course, you will have opportunities to interact with a curriculum that is supported by commercial and industrial content and partners.

The Foundation Year course option enables you to study for our BSc (Hons) degree over an extended full-time duration of four years by including a Foundation Certificate (year one of four). The Foundation Certificate provides a broad study programme that underpins the follow-on degree. In order to progress to the next year of your degree, it is necessary to achieve a pass in all of the modules of the Foundation Certificate.

In your first year, you will share five out of six modules with the BSc (Hons) Computer Science course. The first year covers fundamental concepts, such as computer programming, algorithms and data structures, computer systems, website development and introductory artificial intelligence, and nurtures your creativity with an innovation project.

In the second year, you will consolidate your learning with four computer science modules and two artificial intelligence specific modules. The computer science modules teach advanced topics, including cyber security and software design, as well as core topics, such as object-oriented programming and database and web application development. The other two modules teach artificial intelligence and machine learning and deploying software with machine learning operations.

You will have the opportunity to take a professional placement year between your third and fourth year, which we highly recommend, as it will give you an invaluable opportunity to hone your expertise, try out a potential career path and get relevant workplace experience that is valued by many employers, boosting your CV.

In the final year, you will study cutting-edge techniques in modern computing, including deep neural networks, modern data stores, cloud computing and natural language processing. In addition, you will complete an individual project to demonstrate your technical skills and general employability in preparation for your career. The individual project simulates typical graduate workplace tasks that require in-depth knowledge and skills in a specific area of computer science and artificial intelligence. This will include a consideration of wider issues and the ability to manage activities and resources, and to generate, implement and report on solutions to meet objectives.

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£16,085 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time