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Data is everywhere and continuing to grow massively, which has created a huge demand for qualified experts who can uncover valuable insights from data. Data science is an emerging and trending field that is rapidly developing. It combines data analytics, statistics, computer science and software engineering and is highly sought-after by employers in business, education, finance, industry, the public sector and many other fields. Birkbeck's BSc Data Science and Computing with Foundation Year will give you the strong technical grounding you need to work in a job as a data scientist or industry analyst. You will gain a broad knowledge of computing and mathematics and acquire strong programming and data analysis skills using Python, R and Java - the most popular programming languages used by data scientists. During this course you will also investigate current research areas in data science more deeply and engage practically with the industry. Upon successful completion of the 2020-21 Foundation Year, you will automatically progress on to our three-year, full-time evening study BSc Data Science and Computing. HIGHLIGHTS
- Our Foundation Year programmes will fully prepare you for undergraduate study and are ideal if you returning to study after a gap, if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you needed for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.
- The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck was one of the first computing departments established in the UK; we celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2017. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment, for both part-time and full-time students.
- Our world-class research in data science, data analytics and software engineering at the Birkbeck Institute for Data Analytics (BIDA) informs our teaching and our interactions with business, public and third-sector organisations.
- We have four modern computing laboratories in the Department, with a total of 133 workstations. The labs have projection facilities and are air-conditioned. Our wide range of software runs on a number of platforms including Unix, Windows and Linux. The local area network is a switched gigabit/10gigabit ethernet. The Department and College computers are connected to the JANET academic network. Departmental computer services and networks are managed and supported by the Department's Systems Group.
- In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
A combination of coursework, in-class tests, examinations and a final-year project.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
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|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Applicants are expected to have GCSE grade C or grade 4, or equivalent, in English and mathematics.|
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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