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Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

Entry Year: 2023

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Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2023
UCAS code
I400
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAB at A-Level. Alternatively, A-Level grades ABB including either A-Level Mathematics or Computer Science. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Full entry requirements
Home fees
£9,250*
Overseas fees
Fees for 2022 entry will appear here shortly

*These fees are for the 2021-22 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2022-23 have not yet been set.

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Industrial Experience BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2023
UCAS code
I40Y
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAB at A-Level. Alternatively, A-Level grades ABB including either A-Level Mathematics or Computer Science. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Full entry requirements
Fees
Fees for this course are not available yet. Please contact the Fees Office for more information.
Overseas fees
Fees for 2022 entry will appear here shortly

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2023
UCAS code
I40A
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAB at A-Level. Alternatively, A-Level grades ABB including either A-Level Mathematics or Computer Science. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Full entry requirements
Home fees
£9,250*
Overseas fees
Fees for 2022 entry will appear here shortly

*These fees are for the 2021-22 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2022-23 have not yet been set.

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Overview

Artificial intelligence is an increasingly important area of computer science, rapidly changing the way we live, work and learn.

This programme will equip you with extensive knowledge and the solid practical skills required to solve real-world problems. Taught by world-leading experts, from our cutting edge research groups, you will learn a comprehensive range of topics from different areas of modern computer science and artificial intelligence including:

  • Computer Programming,
  • Operating Systems, Algorithms and Data Structures,
  • Machine Learning,
  • Natural Language Processing,
  • AI for Decision Making,
  • Game AI,
  • Robotics and Deep Learning.

Your first year will focus on exploring the main and fundamental concepts of computer science. During your second year, you will enhance these skills as well as gain an introduction and overview of the artificial intelligence field and its different areas. In the final year, you will be able to pick from two different streams with fixed diets:

  1. Vision and Data stream: focused on computer vision, data mining and Natural Language Processing.
  2. Games and Music stream: focused on applications of AI to different disciplines, preliminarily to music and games.

In the final year, you’ll design an individual project based on your own interests and linked to research areas in the School, such as Big Data, Game AI, Machine, Deep and Reinforcement Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Robotics or AI and Music.

Structure

Year 1

  • Procedural Programming
  • Computer System and Networks
  • Logic and Discrete Structures 
  • Professional and Research Practice
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Fundamentals of Web Technology
  • Information System Analysis
  • Automata and Formal Languages

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

  • Aspects of Robotics
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Probability and Matrices
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Design and Build Project in Robotics Engineering
  • Operating Systems
  • Nature-inspired Computing
  • AI for Decision Making

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Core (both streams) 

  • Project

You will be asked to choose one education of the following stream of modules, which you will choose according to your interests.

Stream 1 - Vision and Data:

  • Principles of Machine Learning
  • Image Processing
  • Data Mining
  • Bayesian Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Machine Learning for Visual Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Natural Language Processing

Stream 2 - Games and Music:

  • Principles of Machine Learning
  • Logic in Computer Science
  • Multi-platform Game Development
  • Bayesian Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Music Informatics
  • Computational Game Design

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Year in industry

Want to pick up some solid work experience while applying and improving your skills? Apply for our Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence BSc with Industrial Experience to spend your third year working for public- or private-sector organisation in a role directly related to your studies.

Our students have worked with companies including:

  • Accenture
  • Canon Europe
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • IBM
  • The Walt Disney Company.

Find out more about degrees with industrial experience.

Please note that placements are highly competitive and awarded based on your application, academic track record and performance at interview. If you are not successful in securing a placement, your third year will be spent at Queen Mary completing your studies.

Year abroad

Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence BSc with a Year Abroad. Queen Mary has links with universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (partnerships vary for each degree programme).

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary and what the progression requirements are.

You can do either a year in industry or a year abroad - you cannot combine these options.

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Testimonial

It’s hard to pick one thing that I enjoyed most. I absolutely enjoyed all aspects of being a student at Queen Mary studying Computer Science. However, if I had to pick one thing, I would say that I enjoyed having a dedicated study and Lab space (the ITL) where we had the opportunity to relate to students at different levels of their study.  

Natasha Olutayo, Computer Science BSc (2017)

Teaching

Teaching and learning

You’ll spend 15 to 20 hours per week in lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorials. You will also be expected to complete additional hours of independent study. You’ll meet your personal adviser regularly to ensure that you are settling in and progressing well. 

Assessment

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (presentations, assignments, essay report writing, in-class tests, research and project work) and/or examinations in May or June.

Individual and group projects are assessed through a written report, practical demonstration and oral examination.

Resources and facilities

The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including an informatics teaching laboratory with more than 300 PCs running Linux and Windows.

Entry requirements

A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. Alternatively, A-Level grades ABB including either A-Level Mathematics or Computer Science. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. Alternatively, 32 points overall including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics or Computer Science.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. GCSE Mathematics at grade B/5 is required in addition to the Access qualification.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.
EPQ

Alternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.

For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq

Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.
A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. Alternatively, A-Level grades ABB including either A-Level Mathematics or Computer Science. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. Alternatively, 32 points overall including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics or Computer Science.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. GCSE Mathematics at grade B/5 is required in addition to the Access qualification.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification. For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.
A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. Alternatively, A-Level grades ABB including either A-Level Mathematics or Computer Science. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. Alternatively, 32 points overall including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics or Computer Science.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. GCSE Mathematics at grade B/5 is required in addition to the Access qualification.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification. For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

The demand for graduates in artificial intelligence is high; AI jobs are amongst the best paid in the industry, and a solid background in AI is highly desirable in many research disciplines.

Despite the prevalence of AI, there is still a shortage of talent in the industry. Graduating with a BSc in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence will position you at the forefront of the job market due to the significant need both nationally and internationally for more undergraduates to fill these positions. 

Recent Computer Science graduates have been hired by:

  • Accenture
  • Amnesty International
  • BBC
  • British Telecom
  • Google
  • Apple
  • ASOS
  • Sky Group
  • J.P. Morgan.

Career support

Finding your first job is made easier through the School’s strong links with industry. We work with organisations offering graduate opportunities in banking, media, telecommunications and technology. We run an annual IT and Technology Fair, featuring up to 30 organisations seeking new talent.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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About the School

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science carries out world-class computer science research – and applies it to real-life problems. Being taught by someone who is changing the world with his or her ideas makes for exciting lectures and ensures you stay fully up to date. 91 per cent of our computer science research was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

We are proud of our excellent student-staff relations, and our diverse student body: around a quarter of our students are women and 47 countries are represented.

The School has an energetic student community, taking part in programming competitions and hack events.

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