Over the next ten years artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to create new jobs, improve productivity, help tackle climate change and deliver better public services. The UK government are also heavily investing in AI growth through its AI Sector Deal.
On this course you'll learn how to deploy, manage, and maintain AI technologies within the business value chain. You will gain the skills to work as part of an interdisciplinary team that include AI expert practitioners, who will be tasked with designing and developing systems that meet business requirements.
When you graduate you will understand AI principles, concepts, techniques and methods in order to support the integration of fully developed AI technologies into existing information technology systems by adapting the existing systems to interface with the new technologies.
The course puts theory into practise through skills development relevant to the modern world, in particular, the industrial application of artificial intelligence. It offers skills development as an integral part of the curriculum and as preparation for the world of work. As well as practical skills necessary for the Computing professional, with emphasis on design and development, students will develop transferable skills which will make them suitable for graduate employment in an ever-changing job market.
This courses is available to students with some prior knowledge of quantitative research methods and with experience of software engineering practice. For example graduates of the Q-step Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods undergraduate degree courses who may also have software development experience through previous work.
The year-long paid work placement is an important feature of the course. It is optional, but if chosen, it will give you a distinct advantage on graduating. We have an excellent placements office to provide support in finding a placement opportunity that is right for each student.
- One year paid work placement option available.
- No prior AI or Computer Science knowledge needed if you have software engineering and quantitative research experience.
- 92.3% of postgraduate computer science graduates who entered employment are in a 'High skilled' role 15 months after finishing their degrees.(Graduate Outcome Survey 2019/20)