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Artificial Intelligence

BSc (Hons) or MSci

Key facts

UCAS code

I400 BSc,I401 MSci

Start dates

September 2023



Course length

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


Initial Accreditation by the British Computer Society

UCAS Tariff Points


  • The British Computer Society


Our Artificial Intelligence course will help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work at the cutting edge of AI.

We have developed this course to meet the needs of the real world. Our staff are all researchers with strong links to industry. Several of our research groups have excellent international and national reputations. And we have modern, state-of-the-art workshops, laboratories, computer facilities and media studios.

You will study:

  • machine learning
  • machine vision
  • deep learning
  • robotics
  • intelligent agents
  • computer science
  • software development
  • databases
  • computer security. 

An optional work placement provides valuable real-world experience. So you could spend a year working in industry on a paid placement.

You will graduate with a deep understanding of AI. And the knowledge of how to implement novel technological solutions for real world problems.

Exciting career options include:

  • AI driven app development
  • machine learning
  • data science
  • intelligent systems.
Artificial Intelligence

How to apply

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.

Standard offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 112

A Level: BBC

IB Points: 30


Contextual offer

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.

Entry requirements

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

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences


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.

International applications

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.

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.

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.

Credit transfer

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.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home (UK) applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2022 / 23
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

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.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Funding your studies

Financial support and scholarships

Featured funding opportunities available for this course.

All financial support and scholarships

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The published course and module descriptions were accurate when first published and remain the basis of the course, but the University has had to modify some course and module content in response to government restrictions and social distancing requirements

Learning and assessment

In Year 1 we will introduce you to the core principles of AI.

You will study two essential topics, robotics and object-oriented programming.

You will also study Problem Solving and Programming, and Mathematics for Computing. These are vital for a successful career in the computing and AI industries. 

In Year 2 you will build on the skills you have gained in computer programming and explore innovative product development. 

You'll learn about:

  • software development
  • databases
  • foundations of cyber security. 

We encourage you to take a work placement in Year 3. A work placement gives you demonstrable experience of working in industry and you can apply your learning in a work environment.

On returning to university for your Final Year you will study exciting modules such as:

  • Computer Game Development
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Deep Learning
  • Machine Vision.

And you will  complete a final project to demonstrate your learning.

Artificial Intelligence

Study modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

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)

Year 2

Compulsory modules

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)

Optional modules

Independent Study Level 5 (5 credits)

Optional Work Placement Year

Although it is optional, we encourage you to take a supervised work placement in the computer industry for 12 months between Year 2 and your final year. You will be taught about how to apply for jobs effectively in a second year module and we have a placements office with dedicated staff to provide information and advice to help you secure a placement. We maintain our links with industry and most students who go on placement find out about the position they secured through this department. More and more students are finding that a placement benefits their final-year studies and career prospects. Possible placement organisations include IBM, Microsoft and PepsiCo. It is possible to change your programme of study to include or exclude the work placement option up to the end of your second year. Your tuition fees are reduced to £1350 for the year you are on placement and the positions are normally paid which should cover your living expenses.

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Optional modules

Optional Placement

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)

Compulsory modules

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)

Optional modules

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 that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

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:

  • lectures
  • practical sessions
  • apprentice style learning
  • hands on exercises.


Assessment methods used on this course

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.   

Study Abroad

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.

After you graduate

Career prospects

You will graduate with a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of artificial intelligence, informed by computer science concepts and practices, strong technical skills in software development, as well as valuable transferable skills such as problem solving, team working, communication, time management and self-motivation, ready to apply to the world of work. The optional work placement provides invaluable real-world experience. Career options are abundant in the areas of AI driven app development, machine learning, data science and intelligent systems. 

Further study

World-class research and superb links with industry come together to make Oxford Brookes one of the best places in the UK to study technology at postgraduate level, whatever your subject interest.

Our courses, taught by leading academics with active research programmes, are designed to meet the needs of modern industry. Our graduates tell us that the relevance of our courses and the skills they've learnt enable them to achieve their goals and build their careers. And our location in Oxford places us at the heart of one of Europe's biggest concentrations of high-tech businesses.

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.

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Programme Changes:

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.