Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing aspects of 21st century technology. It pervades our everyday lives, in image and voice recognition software, data security, intelligent web searching, drones, driverless vehicles, computer games, space exploration and cutting'edge medical advances, and its potential is vast. This is the perfect time to get involved. Our specialist three'year programme will give you all the knowledge, skills and practical experience you need to pursue a career at the cutting edge of AI and help to turn technological innovations into meaningful solutions that transform the way we live.

You will learn from leading researchers in the field, covering courses such as machine learning, intelligent agents, bioinformatics, information security and computational finance, and benefit from access to our internationally renowned Computer Learning Research Centre. All this will be underpinned by a solid grounding in the fundamentals of computing and all the essentials of application development, from programming to software engineering, databases to web development, computer graphics to robotics. From the outset you will be experimenting with programming games, robots, Gadgeteer kits, Subversion, JUnit testing, Scrum'based Agile software and more, in our well'equipped laboratories. Alongside core modules in all three years, you will have the flexibility to choose between a range of optional courses, according to your interests.

We are a highly respected, research'focused department with a friendly approach and award'winning teaching. We offer a summer work placement programme and a dedicated personal adviser to guide you through your studies. You will also be welcome to join our Computing Society, a thriving community of more than 400 computer enthusiasts from across the College. We are one of only seven departments in the UK to hold the Athena SWAN bronze award for our commitment to increasing female participation in computer science. You will graduate with a wide range of technical skills in computing and AI, as well as valuable transferrable skills such as team working, communication, time management and self'motivation, ready to apply to the world of work.

+ Gain a solid grounding in all the main aspects of computer science but with a career'focused specialism in artificial intelligence.

+ Enjoy a varied and flexible curriculum, informed by cutting'edge research and current industrial needs.

+ Join an elite department, ranked 11th in the UK for the quality of its research output (Research Exercise Framework 2014).

+ 97% of our students said this programme is well organised, and 92% said it is intellectually stimulating, (National Student Survey 2015).

+ This programme is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Course Modules

Our courses cover all the essentials of application development, from programming to software engineering, databases to web development, computer graphics to robotics, and information security. You will also explore the fundamentals of computing – what computers do, and how efficiently they do it – and learn about a host of advanced technologies, from computer games, digital sound and music, to concurrent and parallel programming, machine learning, bioinformatics, the internet of things, computational finance and more. Different courses such as Computer Science (AI) have the corresponding emphasis. For more information, see Course Finder.

Start Date:

24/09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £17,500 Overseas Fees