Loughborough University of Technology
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (with placement year) Msci (Hons)
Loughborough University of Technology

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Computer Science

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Computer Science at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £33000 £35000 £46500
25-75 percentile range £30000 - £40000 £29000 - £47500 £33000 - £59500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29851 £25148 £29843
25-75 percentile range £24795 - £35800 £18856 - £32927 £21678 - £41090

Course Description

Our BCS (British Computer Society)-accredited MSci in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence will equip you with the highly sought-after computer science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and research skills to enter this fascinating field of technology.

Artificial Intelligence is arguably one of the most rapidly growing and exciting fields of technological development of our generation with far-reaching potential to solve present day problems - and to transform the world around us. AI has applications in healthcare, the retail industry, smart devices, manufacturing, security, information management, gaming - almost any area you can think of!

Our Msci Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence degree is a computing degree that allows students to specialise in the evolving field of AI, the science of mimicking human intelligence using computers.

Based in Loughborough's Department of Computer Science, the MSci Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence contains broad coverage of all major computer science topics as well as specialist modules in artificial intelligence, taught by world-leading experts. Our research constantly feeds into our teaching curriculum meaning you will learn cutting edge techniques of this fascinating topic.

The first two years of the course are identical to those of our Computer Science BSc degree and provide sound foundations for the third year when topics such as robotics, intelligent agents, reasoning in uncertain systems, computer vision, neural networks and deep learning are studied to an advanced level via specialised modules as well as a final year project. Wide-ranging third year options, taught by experts in their respective areas, allow you to study other computing subjects in greater depth and to learn about the latest developments in established and emerging areas in the field.

The MSci year provides a broad understanding and study of entrepreneurship, leadership and management, together with a group project to grow your team working skills. There is also a significant, research-based individual project conducted with a member of academic staff that will develop the skills required for a career in industry research or PhD study.

Throughout your studies you will benefit from the high-quality resources in the department, including the use of five well-stocked general computing laboratories and specialist lab facilities for work on robotics, networking, HCI and imaging technology.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Councilfor the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a CharteredEngineer.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (with placement year) Msci (Hons) at Loughborough University of Technology

80% Caring personal services
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
0% Information Technology Professionals
0% Sales occupations
0% Design occupations
0% Elementary occupations
0% Managers, directors and senior officials
0% Process, plant and machine operatives

Grading & Study Time

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination. Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including programming, individual reports, projects, laboratory work, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 5.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 7.0
    • MSc Media and Cultural Analysis, BSc Business and Management
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (with placement year), Msci (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (with placement year) Msci (Hons)

EU £27250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £27250 year 1

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationery, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Loughborough University of Technology in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Loughborough University of Technology in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #14 
    • #17 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #17 
    • #201 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #18 
    • #301 
    Computer Science
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

See all 28 university rankings of Loughborough University of Technology

About Loughborough University of Technology

Founded in 1909, Loughborough University is located in the city of the same name, situated between Leicester and Nottingham. The university operates from two distinct campuses; the primary one in Loughborough, and the other in London. In the main Loughborough campus students enjoy access to up-to-date facilities such as their advanced SSEHS research laboratory, Pilkington Library, and numerous snack and restaurant options throughout the campus.

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Student composition of Loughborough University of Technology

undergraduates:
14460
postgraduates:
3300
Total:
17760
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