IBM estimates that 90% of all data in the world today has been created in the past two years. As data becomes the new raw material of business the role of data scientist is becoming increasingly important. Whether it is predicting consumer behaviour, extracting information from medical images, uncovering hidden stock market indicators or studying human genetic structure, data science is inspiring change around the world.
BSc (Hons) Data Science course will develop in you strong mathematical, statistical, computational and programming skills. It focuses on the creation and application of powerful new methods for collecting, organising, analysing and making discoveries from large-scale data. In addition to this core knowledge you will develop expertise in specialist areas including machine learning, data mining and artificial intelligence. You will also be able to concentrate on project based learning and problem solving in one or more of the following areas: finance, mathematics and computer science. The course follows three years of study, with an optional year in industry after your second year.
In the UK there is a shortage of skilled workers in data analytics, and international companies struggle to recruit skilled analysts to support productivity growth and innovation. Why not prepare yourself for a career in the Big Data industry which, according to the market research firm IDC, is expected to grow from £2 billion in 2010 to £11 billion in 2017. You could work in one of the following industries:
• Social Networking: uncovering online posts to target advertising by location or personal preferences and to improve customer satisfaction
• Science and Healthcare: analysing large data sets for advanced research and predicting the spread of disease.
• Business and Finance: analysing day-to-day transaction information to track inventory, and monitoring in-store traffic to optimise high-frequency trading
2015/6 fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact for further information.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.