Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Data Science

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Course summary

Informed by industry needs, this Data Science degree will enable you to understand, apply and evaluate data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence principles. The degree will equip you with the in-demand skills to design and utilise data science systems, and use industry standard tools and techniques to address real world problems. You will also learn to develop novel data visualisation approaches to communicate the results of your analysis in a clear, meaningful way to help organisations make better decisions. A wide range of industry and government organisations have worked closely in developing the programme, creating challenging scenarios and assessments based on real-life cases. Preparing you to meet industry needs, the curriculum covers Blockchain technology - a first of its kind in Wales. You will also have the option to explore work experience opportunities and widen your international perspective through student exchanges and internships with European and international partners. Upon graduation, you will be ready to pursue a highly lucrative career as a data scientist, data analyst or related careers. Data underpins modern society, and as such, data professionals work across a multitude of industries and cross-functional teams. According to Glassdoor, Data Scientist is the 7th best job in the UK with a median base salary of £46,000 and an excess of 2,000 job opportunities across the country (data as of October 2019). If you have an analytical mindset, like to think and work outside the box, and enjoy exploring and analysing data to solve practical problems, then this is the programme for you.

Course details

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

To view the entry requirements for the Foundation Year, please refer to Cardiff Met course pages – If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £13000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to
Data Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS