Artificial Intelligence course structure
The Artificial Intelligence course curriculum is made up of 13 units, totalling 180 credits. You will be invited to select either the technical or the general pathway, each containing 3 units, totalling 30 credits. Each unit is centred on the application and practice of AI in a real world setting.
The course is delivered in four phases, the first covering the core principles of AI, programming and mathematics. Phase 2 explores the application of these principles in practice.
In phase 3, you will be asked to select from one of two pathways:
- Technical: specialising in the technical side of AI, this route has a greater emphasis on programming and machine learning.
- General: exploring AI in context, this pathway offers a comprehensive introduction to the wider subject area.
Over a minimum period of two years and three months, you must successfully complete all the units, including a research-based dissertation (phase 4). The units, which cost £722* per 10 credits, last eight weeks and run consecutively. Over the year, there are three short breaks, in December, April and August.
The course is delivered remotely and entirely online. Learning material is made available to students via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Assessments are conducted online, also through the VLE. Students study one unit at a time, and learning support is provided through electronic discussion forums and live tutorial sessions.