BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence

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Meet the future head-on and help to shape the world with the science of machine learning with our Artificial Intelligence BSc (Hons) degree in Cambridge.

Hands-on learning

Learn the basics of programming including languages such as Python, C, C++, and explore advanced Python-based machine learning libraries and pre-trained deep neural networks.

From self-driving cars to chess-playing computers, artificial intelligence (AI) has been shaping our world for some time now. With our BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence degree in Cambridge, you’ll explore the science of machine learning and develop the skills to firmly place yourself at the forefront of technological innovation.

During your time at ARU, you’ll also get the opportunity for a placement year in industry which will see you linked with a high-tech hub company in Cambridge.

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World-class facilities

As a BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence student at ARU you’ll have access to:

  • Computer labs and skills spaces to support your learning
  • a Cisco lab with hands-on routing and switching equipment
  • the latest industry-standard software and hardware for harnessing AI Intel’s AI Academy, an online resource for data processing
  • Microsoft Imagine Premium’s professional developer and designer tools
  • VMWare IT Academy’s virtualisation software and tools
  • award-winning library and IT facilities.

Intel AI Academy

Designed to fill a skills gap and meet a growing need for talented graduates, our BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence degree is supported by the Intel AI Academy.

BCS and IET accreditation

Our degree course is accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. This accreditation means you will be taught the appropriate skills and knowledge for an engineering career and professional registration with the IET.


With our Artificial Intelligence degree, you’ll build the skills you need to work in both the development and application of artificial intelligence. You will develop the technical and analytical skills to approach data science projects in a variety of fields, from business forecasting to digital healthcare.

Alongside these skills, you’ll also acquire a solid understanding in the areas of computer science relevant to AI including programming, computer systems and digital security, providing a foundation for any number of careers including web development, IT systems or even creating your own apps.

As part of your studies, the option of a placement year could see you working in industry, making contacts and building up your experience and knowledge in the kind of environment you might ultimately work in.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as continuing further with AI with our MSc Artificial Intelligence and Big Data or MSc Artificial Intelligence with Cybersecurity. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

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