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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Data Analysis (W77)

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Course summary

Data plays an important role in almost all private and public sector employment. The need to understand how to use data to inform business decisions has never been more important. This qualification equips you with the key skills to explore and analyse complex data sets and solve practical problems using applied mathematics, statistics and computing. It forms a strong foundation for further study or employment in the field of data science. Key features of the course

  • Develops familiarity with mathematical, statistical and computational data modelling techniques.
  • Builds working knowledge of a range of appropriate software, including writing code in the Python language.
  • Provides experience of carrying out data analysis, and of communicating and critically commenting on the results.
  • Builds a solid foundation on which to continue on to a degree in data science or employment in a wide range of sectors, including finance, government, health, education, the voluntary sector, business and commerce.


This qualification has two stages, each comprising 120 credits. Stage 1 has with one 30-credit mathematics, one 30-credit statistics and two 30-credit computing & IT modules. In Stage 2, you’ll study one 30-credit applied mathematics module, two 30-credit statistics modules and one 30-credit computing & IT module.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There is no formal pre-requisite study, but you must have the required mathematical skills, including: algebraic manipulation and solving equations quadratics and parabolas geometry and trigonometry exponentials and logarithms. You can check you’re ready and find more module details by following the link below. If you don’t feel you have the required mathematical skills, you can study an additional module to give you the knowledge and skills you need.

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

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13848 Whole course
International £13848 Whole course
England £13848 Whole course
Channel Islands £13848 Whole course
Northern Ireland £4416 Whole course
Scotland £4512 Whole course
Wales £5248 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £13296 Whole course

Additional fee information

The fee information provided is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2024. Fees normally increase annually. For further information about The Open University's fee policy, visit our website.
Data Analysis (W77) at Open University - UCAS