BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence with Computer Science

This course is no longer accepting applications for Year 1 entry. However, you can still apply for advanced entry into Year 2 and Year 3 of the course, should you meet the necessary entry requirements.

If you'd like to apply for advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3, please contact our Enquiries and Admissions Team, who will be happy to guide you through the application process and answer any questions you may have: 

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Alternatively, we have a wide range of similar courses that you may be interested in studying. See the full list of courses running in 2023/24 via our Computing Degrees website page.

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The Artificial Intelligence with Computer Science degree is structured around six main themes, or pillars, that are developed through year of study, specifically:

Mainstream programming tailored to producing software solutions that encompass artificial intelligence and their foundations:

  • Year 1: Introduction to Programming 
  • Year 2: Agent Based Systems 
  • Year 3: Robotics and Autonomous Systems 

Logic programming and machine learning approaches rooted in the understanding and application of methods, tools and packages appropriate to a general audience:

  • Year 1: Logic Programming and Knowledge Representation 
  • Year 2: Intelligent Decision Support Systems 
  • Year 3: Machine Learning and Natural Intelligence 

Information system and database development that ultimately leads to the application of Data Science techniques for the mining of information:

  • Year 1: Information Management, Assurance and Security 
  • Year 2: Database Development 
  • Year 3: Data Mining 

Computer System Concepts that address hardware, software, operating systems and networking:

  • Year 1: Computer System Concepts 
  • Year 2: Operating System Concepts 
  • Year 3: Computer Networks 

Project work that allow for the development of management, planning, development and review of solutions developed in teams and individually: 

  • Year 1: Immersive Learning Team Project 
  • Year 2: Professional Practice and Employability Team Project 
  • Year 3: Individual Project 

Mathematical foundations for computational intelligence and computer science:

  • Year 1: Mathematical Tools for Computation 
  • Year 2: Computational Mathematics 


This undergraduate computing course is delivered in a traditional format.  

Full-time students will typically spend 12 hours in classes and 24 hours outside of classes each week.

If you choose to study part-time, this is reduced to around six hours each week. You will study through lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, seminars and projects. 

You will need to spend a significant amount of time working independently, reading and preparing for assessments.

Assessment is primarily by coursework, varying from a research-style paper or essay to practical assignments. You will also work on a significant research project of your own choice, where strong independent thinking, critical analysis and project management skills will be important. 


Assessment is primarily by coursework, varying from a research-style paper or essay to practical assignments to presentations and team based project work.

You will also work on a significant research project of your own choice, where strong independent thinking, critical analysis and project management skills will be important.


Practice is so important in gaining understanding of applied techniques, which is why we have a range of high specification computer laboratories including workrooms dedicated to our masters’ students.

These facilitate a learning environment where you can work individually or in groups and as they are located close to the staff offices.


Information about your main teaching team and their research interests can be found on the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Paradigms (CSAIP) website. 

We regularly revalidate courses for quality assurance and enhancement

At USW, we regularly review our courses in response to changing patterns of employment and skills demand to ensure we offer learning designed to reflect today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands.

If during a review process course content is significantly changed, we’ll write to inform you and talk you through the changes for the coming year. But whatever the outcome, we aim to equip our students with the skillset and the mindset to succeed whatever tomorrow may bring. Your future, future-proofed.

The entry criteria below shows the qualification range within which the University will make offers. The University has a Contextual Admissions Policy, therefore, whilst most offers we make are at the top of the range, under the Policy we take certain aspects of an application into consideration and eligible UCAS applicants can receive a personalised offer or have results considered individually when you receive them.  Here is a link to our Contextual Admissions Policy Statement. 


Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed here may also be acceptable. 


GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.

Typical A-Level Offer

BCC - CDD (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical Welsh BACC Offer

Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical BTEC Offer

BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical IB Offer

Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including 5 or above in English at standard level

Typical Access to HE Offer

Pass the Access to HE Diploma and obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

Student Perks

At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.

Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future-proofed.

Click here to learn more about student perks at USW.

Additional Costs

As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.


Funding to help pay for (or cover) course tuition fees and living costs

Whilst you’re studying, you’ll have two main financial obligations – tuition fees and living costs. There’s lots of financial help available from the University of South Wales and external funding sources, that may provide loans (which have to be paid back) and grants, scholarships and bursaries (that don't).

To learn about course fees, funding options, and to see if you are eligible for financial support, visit our Fees and Funding pages.

UK students
Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly

International students
Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU. 

Admissions statement

Erasmus opportunities for attendance at summer schools in Advanced Computer Vision and Machine Learning.

Partners: TEI of Crete, University of Patras, University of Burgundy, Cyprus University of Technology, University of South Wales, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, University of Salento.

Possible career options include: Artificial Intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Threat Intelligence, Cyber Intelligence, Computational Intelligence, Customer Intelligence and Marketing Intelligence account for 8% of vacancies according to Jobswatch IT UK over the past six months. These roles require particular skillsets and their share of the market has increased. Example job titles include Machine Learning Engineer, Artificial Intelligence Engineer and Business Intelligence Data Engineer.