BSc (Hons) Data Science
Study the global impact of data science and analytics and how it's used in the fields of commerce, medicine, law enforcement and security.
- Award BSc (Hons)
- Start date September 2021
- Duration 36 months or 48 months
- Mode of study Full-time
- UCAS Code G700
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Our BSc (Hons) Data Science will give you an in-depth awareness and appreciation of the underlying computing and algorithmic principles driving data science technologies. It is a practical degree focusing on the analytical and data processing skills needed to begin a career as a data scientist or analyst.
Demand for workers with specialist data skills like data scientists and data engineers has more than tripled over five years (+231%), according to a labour market analysis commissioned for Dynamics of data science skills, a new Royal Society report published in May 2019. The types of skills most frequently required by British employers include scripting languages, relational and non-relational databases, machine learning as well as advanced data processing using computer vision and natural language processing. All of these are included in the course.
You will study modules chosen from across Computing Science and Mathematics and will be introduced to both data science theory and applications. You'll study subjects at the core of data science including machine learning, artificial intelligence and statistics. This Data Science degree will introduce you to relational and non-relational database principles and learn cutting edge technology such as computer vision and natural language processing. You'll learn how to collect, manage and analyse highly dynamic Big Data for science or commerce.