Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence MComp

UCAS code G408

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About this course 2019/20

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an ever increasing role in helping individuals and organisations deal with new and exciting developments affecting today’s society.

Our MComp (Hons) Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence is an integrated masters course for those with high career aspirations. It will provide you with a deep knowledge in a range of computer science topics that will provide you with advanced, specialist skills in artificial intelligence, opening the door to a range of careers.

This course covers a broad range of computing specialisms and will give you an extra edge in today’s competitive job market.

From day one, you will be immersed in an exciting, innovative environment where you will develop your theoretical and technical knowledge and skills which will be directly relatable to your future career.

You will explore state of the art technologies, theories, concepts and research. You will gain specialist knowledge and experience in the development of intelligent systems. Topics will include, for example, computational intelligence, affective computing, intelligent robotics, machine learning techniques in computer vision, emotion recognition from facial expressions and body language, data and text mining, autonomous learning and medical imaging.

Northumbria is ranked 5th in the sector nationally and 1st in the North East for the sustained employment of Computer Science graduates one year after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

Learn from the best

You will be taught by a range of academic staff who bring a wealth of professional experience from the Computer Science industry. Coupled with wider technical knowledge, whereby the staff have published work in prestigious authored journals, you will be taught the essential skills you need to succeed in your future career.

In a dynamic learning environment with an expert team of staff, you will be taught theoretical and practical research skills such as information literacy, as well as problem solving skills around project management, self-directed learning and communication skills. You will develop an understanding of important research methods and approaches which could be directly relatable to the demands of future career.  

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Teaching and Assessment

From the start, this course will follow a broad computer science curriculum moving towards a range of AI development skills for the production of substantial intelligent systems. 

On the MComp (Hons) Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence course, you will learn new technical skills, such as creating mobile, web, desktop and embedded systems and will develop various tools and techniques for modelling, analysing, mining, understanding and visualising data.

Your assessments are designed to help you develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required of a computer science graduate. You will be assessed through a variety of different methods including exams, reports, presentations, individual, group and project work.

Learning Environment

You will be provided with a wide range of learning opportunities in a challenging, stimulating and dynamic quality learning environment.

Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence students will have the opportunity to access state of the art facilities and equipment which will encourage your individual intellectual freedom and allow your creative vision to become a reality.

You will have access to dedicated computing areas which students can use during free periods and into the evenings and weekends.

When you want to get hands-on with technology and really understand how everything connects, how to create games or protect data integrity, our range of specialist facilities will support you.

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Research-rich Learning

We are living in a digital age where all of our lives are impacted by computer sciences and digital technologies, from cyber security and computational intelligence to games and visual effects. You will be immersed in a research-rich environment with new and exciting insights into the discipline by our rapidly expanding Computer Science research groups.

Our courses are at the forefront of current knowledge and practise and are shaped by world-leading internationally excellent research, with the Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence research group contributing significantly to both the industry, and quality of teaching here at Northumbria.

You will be taught by staff with a strong academic background in areas such as Computational Linguistics, Web Programming and Informational Visualisation. With access to diverse research work carried out by our expert academic staff, we seek to promote innovative and excellent learning and teaching practice, which will improve your student experience here at Northumbria. 


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Give your career an edge

For those with high career aspirations, this integrated masters course can give you an extra edge in today’s competitive job market.

Here at Northumbria, we know how valuable work experience can be in terms of giving you a head start in your career so we enable you to gain real-world experience on a yearlong professional placement in your third year on this course.

Previous computer science students have had the opportunity to go on a placement in blue chip companies such as Hewett Packard and GlaxoSmithKline and at CERN in Geneva. CERN has doubled the number of students it will take on placement, reflecting the respect and value placed on this degree by prestigious industry professionals.

You will also have the opportunity to study abroad in your third year at a partner institution, enabling you to gain global perspective on your subject and boost your future career prospects.

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Your Future

This course covers a broad range of computing specialisms and will open the door to a vast range of careers within this industry.

We place a real emphasis on developing the transferable skills that will open doors to a range of careers in computer science. These include communication, analytical and problem solving skills, technical skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Upon graduating from this course, you can anticipate working in a wide range of private and public sector organisations in a job role such as a data scientist, AI programmer, AI games developer, consultant, software engineer, database developer, web developer and roles in software testing, computer networks and IT management.

Graduates from Computer Science have gone on to work for companies such as Accenture, Hewlett-Packard, Nissan and British Airways. 

Course info

UCAS Code G408

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location Pandon Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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