The department of computer science at Loughborough University, UK, is inviting applications for its BSc (Hons) in computer science and artificial intelligence programme.

The three-year full-time BSc (Hons) course in computer science and artificial intelligence is a computing degree that allows students to specialise in artificial intelligence (AI) through their project work and a number of specialist AI modules.

The course will enable students to learn about the latest developments in established and emerging areas. The course provides broad coverage of artificial intelligence, including robotics, intelligent agents and image processing. This course is specifically designed for students to develop and apply AI solutions, and related techniques, to real-world problems.

Students could find themselves programming autonomous helicopters, teaching robotic dogs to play football, or designing algorithms to solve real-world problems across a range of domains from sport to finance, in the department lab.

The course is also available as a four-year work placement (sandwich) programme, wherein students will have the opportunity to get industrial or professional work experience incorporated between periods of academic study at the university. With this, the students will be awarded with diploma in professional studies for along with their degrees.

Students with an overall score of 80% in class XII, including 75% in maths, or International Baccalaureate (IB) 32-34 points with five in HL maths are eligible for the programme.

The programme will commence in September 2013, and the last date to apply is January 15. The fee for the course is £16,750. In order to apply for the programme, students should submit their application online through the Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS- Exceptional students will be considered for the department of computer sciences’ 25% tuition fee scholarship.