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BSc (Hons) or MSci
UCAS code: I400 BSc,I401 MSci
Start dates: September 2023 / September 2024
Full time: BSc: 3 years, or 4 if a work placement is chosen; MSci: 4 years, or 5 if a work placement is chosen
Part time: BSc: up to 8 years; MSci: up to 9 years
Department(s): School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Autonomous vehicles. Deep learning. Robotics. We are committed to harnessing technology to solve big problems. Do you enjoy logical problem solving? Do you want to join an exciting, fast-moving industry? Then our Artificial Intelligence degree could be the course for you.
Our degree is widely regarded. It will place you at the cutting edge of global AI developments. It will also equip you – both practically and theoretically – to meet the needs of the real world.
While we are committed to teamwork, we are also committed to seeing you thrive as an individual. We will work with you to develop the skills employers are looking for in AI graduates.
Our academic staff are all researchers with strong links to industry. They will help expand your technical skills and knowledge of the industry. And you can join our award-winning racing team for the chance to be part of the evolution in road travel.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
Huge demand for AI graduates means they enjoy an average rise of £10.3k in earnings after 5 years of graduating (Institute of Fiscal Studies, 2018).
We provide a network of support to help you through any challenges. This includes different ways of learning and methods of assessment that suit you.
We are one of the UK’s leading universities in ethical AI, with research teams dedicated to harnessing the potential of autonomous vehicles.
Step out of your comfort zone. Immerse yourself in a new place. See yourself grow. Studying abroad will expand your horizons in wonderful ways.
Gain a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of artificial intelligence and become part of the fast paced industry leading the way in its development.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
Initial Accreditation by the British Computer Society
In your first year, we will introduce you to the core principles of computer science. This grounding is vital for the rest of your degree and prepares you for the study of AI. Together, we will delve into Problem Solving and Programming, Object-Oriented Programming and Applications of Computer Science.
In year 2, you will start to build on the skills you have gained. You will train in artificial intelligence, software development, and foundations of cyber security. During this year, we will encourage you to consider taking a work placement before your third year.
Your final year will stretch you further. You will study Deep Learning, Internet of Things, and Cognitive Robotics. You will get the chance to complete an individual project – a great opportunity to showcase your learning. Throughout the course, you will grapple with big questions, such as “What are the ethical limits of AI?”
The possibilities created by AI are many. That is why we actively encourage students of diverse backgrounds to join our community.
Learning and teaching
On this course you'll study theory and develop a strong set of practical skills.
Our teaching takes a very practical approach, using:
- practical sessions
- apprentice style learning
- hands on exercises.
All modules have an element of continuous assessment.
Not all modules have written examinations but where they are used they are worth 30%, 50% or 70% of your grade.
Problem Solving and Programming (30 credits)
Introduction to OOP (15 credits)
Introductory Robotics (30 credits)
Mathematics for Computing (15 credits)
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (30 credits)
Foundations of Computation (15 credits)
Software Development in C and C++ (15 credits)
Databases (15 credits)
Innovative Product Development (30 credits)
Data Structure and Algorithms (15 credits)
Foundation of Security (15 credits)
Advanced AI (15 credits)
Independent Study Level 5 (5 credits)
Optional Work Placement Year
Year 3 (optional placement year)
Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)
Machine Learning (Hons) (15 credits)
Artificial Intelligence Project (Hons) (30 credits)
Game Development (Hons) (15 credits)
Cognitive Robotics (Hons) (15 credits)
Applications and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (Hons) (15 credits)
Advanced Machine Learning & Deep Learning (Hons) (15 credits)
Machine Vision (Hons) (15 credits)
Independent Study Level (15 credits)
Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from those shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.
When you graduate from our Artificial Intelligence course, exciting career opportunities await. Our graduates are highly valued by employers.
You will enter the workplace with a deeper understanding of AI. You will also be armed with strong technical and practical skills.
Previous Artificial Intelligence students have gone on to work for companies such as Google, IBM, Sophos and Elsevier.
Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.
UCAS Tariff Points: 112
A Level: BBC
IB Points: 30
UCAS Tariff Points: 88
A Level: CCD
IB Points: 27
Further offer details
We welcome applications from candidates with alternative qualifications, and from mature students.
Specific entry requirements
GCSE: Mathematics at grade 4/C minimum and English Language at grade 4/C minimum normally required
If you don't know about Computing already our first year modules will quickly get you up to speed. Any previous experience you have might help you to get started more comfortably but even if you think you know a lot about computing already there will still be many new things for you to learn.
Having an A-level or BTEC Level 3 qualification in a computing-related subject will not exempt you taking any first-year modules, as we want to make sure that we give you a quality introduction to all of the relevant topics.
If you don't have the right qualifications to apply for a place on one of our degree courses, we may be able to consider you for our Computing Foundation course. This course, which lasts one year, is an excellent preparation for any of our computing degree courses.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
English language requirements
Pathways courses for international and EU students
If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.
If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.
English requirements for visas
If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.
We are keen to consider applications from all parts of the world. If your previous education was not in the UK, please contact us if you would like us to consider your entry qualification.
Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.
Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.
International qualifications and equivalences
How to apply
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.
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If you are considering bringing your own computer, most of the software we use is on Windows machines though there is some use of Linux. We do not use Apple MacOS and their use is not required but some students do choose to bring MacOS machines so a Mac can be a viable choice if you so wish.
It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Funding your studies
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Information from Discover Uni
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.