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Artificial Intelligence and Data Science BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4 years full time (with Foundation)
    4-6 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250 Part Time: £1,500 per 20 credit module Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £14,000 Integrated Foundation Year: £14,000

  • Location:

    Waterside

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

Overview


Course subject to validation for September 2022, available to apply through UCAS

Artificial intelligence and data science have a pivotal role in driving a new era of innovation in computer science, public health, manufacturing, transportation, and many other areas. Artificial Intelligence and Data Science BSc (Hons) equips students with research, design, and programming skills to apply artificial intelligence concepts and techniques in the context of real-world industrial and business scenarios. Using a state-of-the-art AI lab, students develop and deploy applied AI solutions individually and as part of a team.

We’re here to support you in achieving your ambitions, no matter what they might be. During your time studying this degree, we will help you to identify your skills and strengths, as well as gaining practical experience to help you appeal to potential employers. We’re so confident that you will secure a paid position or continue your studies once you graduate and complete one of our awards, which is why we have created the Northampton Employment Promise.

Updated 18/11/2021

Highlights


  • Progression courses available on modern AI and machine learning
  • Emphasis on practical learning to help you developing your strength in the design and development of ethical and responsive AI solutions
  • A state-of-the-art AI lab for teaching and learning
  • Student Support Initiative
  • HP laptop and software included with this course for eligible students* (*see Eligibility criteria and Terms and Conditions)

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UoN Computing society & IEEE

The Computing Society aims to bring together students interested in computing and to provide as much insight into the industry as possible by giving its members the opportunity to network with potential clients and employers. We believe that a sense of belonging, of growing together is what makes the whole university experience 100 times more memorable and work to create an environment where everyone partakes in the learning and development path of the others.

In addition to this, students will have the opportunity to join the world’s largest professional body at discount rates and join the UON IEEE Student Branch, through which they can get in contact with students from other academic institutes worldwide.

Course Content


  • The artificial intelligence and data science course will equip you with a range of knowledge and practical skills required to establish your career as a machine learning software engineer, solution architect, project manager or AI research scientist. You will learn fundamentals and applications of data science and machine learning progressively over the course period.

    Year 1

    During your first year of this programme, you will study common computer science modules which give you the foundation and flexibility to specialise in your second and third years. Additionally, you’ll study a specialised module that is tailored for artificial intelligence and data science programme students.

    Year 2

    In your second year, you will continue your journey with more specialised modules such as Introduction to AI, Cloud Computing and Big Data, and Relational Databases along with other computer science modules. You will also complete a group project where you will be a part of a small design team working to produce an innovative and bespoke AI solution to a real-world challenge.

    Year 3

    In your final year of the degree, you will acquire comprehensive AI skills in advanced modules such as Advanced AI and Applications, Natural Language Processing, Modern Databases, and Media Technology. You’ll be able to develop AI applications using computer vision and neural networks and deploy the solutions in the cloud. You’ll have an opportunity to complete an independent dissertation on a specialist topic of your choice in the field of artificial intelligence.

  • A typical offer could be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 22/23 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK – Part Time: £1,500 per 20 credit module
    • UK – Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
    • International – Full Time: £14,000
    • International – Integrated Foundation Year: £14,000 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2022 entry.

    21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK – Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
    • UK – Integrated Foundation Year: £6,780
    • International – Full Time: £13,000
    • International – Integrated Foundation Year: £13,000
    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2021 entry.

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

  • At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.

    If you join this full time degree at Northampton you will receive a laptop when your course begins. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    To check out the full list of perks visit our Student Perks page.

  • Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

    Computing MSc (with or without Placement)

  • How will I learn on this degree?

    While theories are important for AI solutions, we emphasise on practical learning. You will be taught through a variety of activities and problem-solving challenges, so that you can apply your theoretical knowledge creatively. Being able to analyse problems, implement data science methods, research solutions, and apply them in new ways are highly valued in the computing industry, and you will be able to use them throughout your career to drive the industry forward.

    You will have access to a dedicated AI lab with state-of-the-art equipment and software for learning. You will receive a laptop (Terms and Conditions apply) to work on your coursework flexibly.

    How will I be assessed?

    The course uses a range of assessment methods including assignments, portfolios, project reports, and video recordings to demonstrate their strength in knowledge-based skills.

    What can I do with a degree in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science?

    The artificial intelligence and data science course will help you acquire a range of specialised and general computing skills required to establish your career as a machine learning software engineer, solution architect, project manager or AI research scientist.

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A state-of-the-art AI lab with specialised computing equipment to support the design, development, and testing of AI applications.