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School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 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.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code GH76
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020, 18 January 2021
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus, University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science

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.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

As AI and Robotics technologies develop, they are going to create a demand for new skills. The graduates will develop a portfolio during their course which will give them suitable experience in order to present to employers of practical skills required from industry. Students will also be encouraged to pursue a project with an industry partner, giving them ‘industry experience’.  The students will also be encouraged to take part in national and international competitions which will further how involvement with external stakeholders.

The transferrable skills such as problem identification, analysis, modelling, solution developing and evaluation gained in this course will prepare the students for a range of careers. The modules related to this award will be conscious of conformance to the University Employability + enterprise award, to ensure that relevant support and guidance is embedded in the curriculum.

The most common fields where employment can be found will be in industries developing robotic solutions for manufacturing, healthcare, transport, energy, defence, research, etc. Graduates roles could include,

·         Robotics Design specialist

·         Software engineer/developer

·         Embedded Systems developer

·         Intelligent Systems architect

·         Intelligence analyst in a range of sectors such as Finance

Further study (Computer Science Masters courses, PhDs researching)

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.

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 also 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
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

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

2020 Entry

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Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

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 at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

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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