Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence BSc

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,081

Course Accredited By


  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Large and growing streams of data are ubiquitous in modern society and form the backbone of modern healthcare, public safety, services and science. Sustained functioning and progress in these essential areas depend on the ability to extract and process information from large and growing data. Since processing overwhelmingly large volumes of data can no longer be accomplished by humans alone, we must rely on Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems built on state-of-the-art machine learning and data analytics technologies.
  • AI systems have evolved dramatically in recent years; from being the subject of academic research with only focused and highly specialised practical uses, to the level of commonly accepted and widely-used technology. Industrial giants such as Google, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft have already embraced the new technology and are offering a broad and rapidly expanding range of AI-based services, including intelligent image and sound processing and recognition. Maintaining and developing these services in the years to come will require a significant pool of suitably educated expertise.
  • The BSc in Mathematics and AI addresses these market needs by offering a prestigious training programme aimed at delivering AI graduates with a solid background in mathematics, modelling, computational and digital skills. The University of Leicester has a strong teaching and research track record in these areas, with academic staff in Mathematics and Informatics producing high-quality research in collaboration with leading industries.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022

Entry requirements

  • A/AS-levels: AAB-ABB including Maths. An A-level in Computer Science is desirable. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level
  • EPQ with A-levels: ABB-BBB EPQ at grade B. A-level subjects to include Maths
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction. To include 15 credits at Distinction in Maths Level 3 modules. Plus grade A-B in Maths A-level. We may consider substantial Level 3 Maths
  • Access credits in place of A-level Maths. Please contact Admissions regarding eligibility
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points including 5 points in Maths at HL
  • BTEC Nationals: Pass Extended Diploma with D*DD plus A-level Maths at Grade A-B. Please contact School regarding eligibility
  • Other national and international qualifications considered.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you can apply for:

  • International Foundation Year – Engineering and Technology run by the Global Study Centre. This course is for international students whose academic and/or English results fall just below those required for direct entry to year one of the degree.
  • Mathematics with Foundation Year BSc run by the School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science. This course is for all students whose academic and/or English results fall just below those required for direct entry to year one of the degree.
  • Second year entry may be possible with suitable qualifications.

Selection Process

  • When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.
  • Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the School.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Year 1

Core modules

  • Calculus and Analysis (double module)
  • Linear Algebra (double module)
  • Probability
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Algorithms, Data Structures and Advanced Programming

Year 2

Core modules

  • Vector Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Advanced Linear Algebra
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Statistical Distributions and Inference
  • Advanced Discrete Mathematics
  • Mathematical Foundations of AI and Machine Learning

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • Algebra
  • Business Applications of Mathematics
  • Data Analytics

Final Year

Core modules

  • Operational Research
  • Data Mining and Neural Networks
  • Machine Learning For Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence
  • Nonlinear Optimisation

Option modules

  • Choose one option module from:
  • Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering
  • Computers, Society and Professionalism
  • Scientific Computing

Then choose one option module from:

  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Generalised Linear Models
  • Plus your Mathematics and AI Project

Year in Industry (optional)

  • A year in industry is a great opportunity which can give you first-hand experience of working in a mathematics- or computer science-related career while also enhancing your employability skills and allowing you to network with people in industry.
  • UK and EU Students
  • Starting in 2021
  • The University of Leicester has made the decision to keep fees for EU students at the same level as UK student fees for this year, despite this no longer being a UK Government requirement. £9,250 in your first year.
  • Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years 
  • Year in Industry: your fee will be 15% of the full-time tuition fee that applies in that year If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 Additional costs 

  • Additional costs for 2021/22 are yet to be confirmed but, as an indication, the following was the case for students who started in 2020/21

Please note that you will need to buy a Casio FX83GT calculator (approximately £6). This is not included in your tuition fee.

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