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University of Gloucestershire
Undergraduate

Artificial Intelligence BSc (Hons)

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Study type
Full Time
Course length
3 Years
Campus
Park, Cheltenham
UCAS Code
I401

Course overview

Artificial intelligence is a sector that is on the cutting edge of our society – with the potential to change the way we live in the future completely, driven by the people who develop and understand it.

On our Artificial intelligence degree you’ll work with industry standard software such as Python, R, SQL, tensorflow, pytorch, pandas, Visual Studio and Jupyter notebooks.

In this dynamic and fast-changing area you’ll gain technical skills that give you a deep insight into how these technologies are built and worked with – and an understanding of how they can be successfully applied to solve real-world problems.

You’ll learn to create intelligent agents, learn to work ethically in a field where this is crucial, and learn how you can drive the future. You’ll gain a deep understanding of data flows within organisations and systems, as well as how these can be interpreted and understood to drive future growth on a societal scale.

Study style

You’ll learn through practical work and assignments, rather than through long lectures.

Starting with the basics in your first year, you’ll soon move on to applying these skills to realistic problems. This can be followed by an optional placement year, as well as practical application of all of your experience and skills in your final year.

You can apply to study this course on campus at the University of Gloucestershire, or at the Swindon Institute of Technology (SAWIOT).

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Entry requirements

    • 104 UCAS tariff points, BCC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or a Merit in your T-Level.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • This course is available with an additional integrated foundation year. This four year option has lower entry requirements – see below – than the other study type/s available.

      Typical offers
      48 UCAS tariff points, DD at A levels, PPP at BTEC or a Pass in your T Level.

      GCSEs
      Grade C/4 in English Language/Literature and Mathematics, or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Functional Skills).

      To apply for the integrated foundation year degree, select the ‘With foundation year’ option from the study types listed at the top of this page before clicking ‘Apply’.

      See course overview for more information about the interated foundation year option.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

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Fees and costs

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Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
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Sep 2024 Park, Cheltenham I401 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Park, Cheltenham I401 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

95% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2024 and based on 2021/22 leavers

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Careers

At the University, we host a range of events to showcase your achievements including trips to data science related industry conferences and visualisation competitions with local companies.

With the recent rise of AI technologies, organisations are looking to rapidly improve their tech and upskill their workforce – creating a wealth of career opportunities in the sector, which are well compensated and future-proof.

Graduates from this course can go on to work as data scientists, analysts, software engineers, robotics AI programmers, and machine learning engineers.

Study in the UK’s cyber hub

You’ll study at UoG’s Park Campus in Cheltenham – home of GCHQ and the largest concentration of cyber technology businesses in the country.

There really is no better place to start an exciting career at the cutting edge of digital technology.

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State-of-the-art facilities

UoG has secured £5.8 million funding to enhance our computing and cyber facilities by March 2025.

These will include a new cyber control centre and VR facility, a new digital lounge, as well as enhanced teaching and learning facilities.

The new state-of-the-art facility will enable you to simulate real-life experiences and graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your career.  

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Learn in specialist AI labs

You’ll work in our dedicated, specialist AI computer labs – with powerful graphics cards and processors for artificial intelligence algorithms.

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Gain real-world industry experience

Be taught by academics from an active artificial intelligence research community, with real-world industry experience. You’ll be able to learn from industry leaders and gain practical experience at conferences and networking events.

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Collaborate with a broad range of students

You’ll have the chance to collaborate with students across a broad range of courses within the school – including Computing, Social Sciences, Business, Law and Engineering.

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Trips and experiences

Various trips to conferences and events take place during the academic year and offer networking opportunities and the chance to broaden your knowledge of the area. You’ll get to showcase your skills and demonstrate your achievements.

Placements

You’ll have the option to do a year’s paid work placement as part of your studies. Here you’ll learn from industry leaders, pick up essential skills and expertise and make a valuable contribution to your hosting organisation.

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