/MComp (Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
Provided by: University of Bath
Course Area: South West
Course Code: I203
Course Type: Masters (taught)
Start date: 20210920
Subjects: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science
Accredited by: BCS
Price: £6,000 to £10,000
Delivery Method: Face to face
This course is subject to final approval.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has produced ground-breaking technologies with ever more application to computing problems in industry. There is significant demand for more experts in the field. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to apply the latest AI technologies and methods to a wide range of problems.
You’ll learn from active researchers with expertise in important areas of computer science, including artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, mathematical foundations and visual computing. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
As a student here, you’ll also have lots of opportunities to get involved in societies and events such as hackathons, coding competitions and conferences.
You’ll have access to purpose-built teaching labs, including a dedicated prototyping lab, allowing you to create and experiment with software-driven systems and devices. Complex, data-intensive processes can be analysed over high-speed networks with our High-Performance Computing facility ‘Balena’. Our specialist labs can be accessed 24/7.
Recent graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers including as Product Manager at Atos, Cyber Security Analyst at Selex ES, Software Tester at Fujitsu and Software Developer at Imagination Technologies. You’ll also be well suited to roles in business, education and administration. Many of our graduates also choose to go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers.
Who is this course for
Your application, especially your personal statement, should demonstrate your enthusiasm for studying your chosen degree. This might include relevant reading, voluntary or work experience, hobbies or other relevant extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
You will need a strong performance in Mathematics as part of your entry qualifications. We prefer applicants who can demonstrate evidence of logical and analytical thinking such as through the study of decision mathematics, Computing or science subjects. We prefer applicants who have previously studied Computing, however, you do not need to have done so to be suitable for this course.
We are aware that the context in which you are studying can have an impact on your ability to perform your best in exams and coursework, or limit which subjects or qualifications you are able to study at your school or college. We take this into careful consideration through our contextual admissions process.
What will I learn
You’ll gain a solid foundation in computer science with a focus on artificial intelligence. You’ll learn about topics such as machine learning, algorithms and complexity, and visual computing.
In the first year, you’ll learn the basics of computer science, including mathematics and programming skills, along with an introduction to the theory and practice of AI. In the second year, you’ll continue to develop your AI skills, with a focus on machine learning. In the final year, you’ll choose optional units alongside an individual project that will allow you to specialise in a specific area of AI. You can specialise in areas such as robotics, natural language processing, intelligent agents, and computer vision. You’ll regularly meet with an academic who’s an expert in your chosen field.
You will have the option to switch to our BSc/MComp Computer Science course after the first year, if you develop interests in other areas of computer science.
The Master of Computing (MComp) course provides you with the same core skills and knowledge as the BSc but with a greater exposure to and integration with research groups in the Department. You’ll study master’s-level units and carry out a major research project, giving you ideal preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research.Visit this course