School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Full-time 4 years

The robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) fuelled by the rise in computer processing power, the profusion of data, and the development of techniques such a ‘deep learning’ is undergoing a major transformation.

The robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) fuelled by the rise in computer processing power, the profusion of data, and the development of techniques such a ‘deep learning’ is undergoing a major transformation.

Why choose this course?

The robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) fuelled by the rise in computer processing power, the profusion of data, and the development of techniques such a ‘deep learning’ is undergoing a major transformation. AI-enabled Robots are growing beyond being the workhorses of industrial shop floors, and beginning to assume the roles of personal assistants, delivery vehicles, surgical assistants, assist doctors with medical diagnoses, exoskeletons, driverless vehicles, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), among many others.

Given that Robotics and Artificial Intelligence have an important degree of interdependency, this course brings together these two areas, and offers conceptual grounding in intelligent systems, and the chance to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting.

An artificial intelligence and robotics degree will provide graduates with a fantastic platform from which to enter a wide range of challenging sectors: such as Finance, Engineering, IT & Technology, Manufacturing & Production, Transport & Logistics, Public Sector, Defense, Healthcare, Entertainment and Science.

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The course is taught by experienced academics, who are deeply involved in research and have experience of collaborating with industry experts. These academics are also able to transfer their knowledge and skills to the students. The course also provides the opportunity for students to work with industry on some modules so that theoretical underpinning is enhanced with real-life experience.

The foundation year can be a real attribute to your overall degree success and will provide a sound base on which to establish a successful academic career. During the foundation year you will undertake core modules in Mathematics, computer science, communication skills, and choices from a range of subject areas including Physics, mechanical technologies, and electrical technologies.

A placement can be undertaken anywhere; local or national for example. During a placement you will be doing similar work to a normal employee of the organisation giving you a unique insight into your chosen profession or sector, the opportunity to acquire crucial personal skills and the opportunity to build a network of useful contacts.

The team at The Workplace constantly search for new placement opportunities but if you find an opportunity that interests you or you have been successful in securing one yourself, contact them for further information and support. Students choosing to undertake a placement will gain (Sandwich) on their degree classification.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

  • 32 UCAS Points
  • EE from A Levels or equivalent
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade PP
  • Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

English language requirements also apply.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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