Data Science (Placement Year) at University of Worcester - UCAS

Course summary

Why this course? The top 5 companies in the world today all have one thing in common, they are all data driven organisations. On this degree you will learn the skills you need have a career in this exciting field, from the basics of Computing, Programming and Coding for Web and Mobile, along with Data Mining, Information Systems, Mathematical and Statistical methods and other techniques that are needed in a data driven environment. In the later years of your degree, you will discover Machine Learning, Cyber Security and Natural Language Processing. You will have the option to extend this 3-year course by choosing to add a placement year, to help you gain industry experience and boost your employability. You will also have your own Personal Academic Tutor who will stay with you throughout your journey to support your progression, development, and student experience. Sustainability promise We are proud to ensure sustainability is at the heart of what we teach - all our modules are mapped against the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2023, we were the only university in the West Midlands to be in the top ten of the SDG Teach-in Leaderboard (SOS-UK, 2023). We have also been winners of ‘Sustainability Institution of the Year’ in the Green Gown Awards. Future employment Your business career is supported by our dedicated colleagues in Business Development, Careers, and Placements who will work closely with you to ensure your graduate success during and after your time studying with us. You can optimise your employability through various types/lengths of paid placements and other opportunities to work with the vast range of SMEs in the region, or large enterprises across the country through our award-nominated Springboard programme. At Worcester, we have excellent employment prospects - 96% of Worcester graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022). Added benefits:

  • Opportunities to compete for funding to start your own business through our renowned BOSS Competition
  • Experience international cultures and develop a global mind-set through options to work and study abroad.
Why University of Worcester? Worcester is a safe, historic, and vibrant city. Ideally located near Birmingham, Coventry, Cheltenham and the beautiful Malvern Hills, and less than an hour away from the historic Cotswolds towns and villages, Worcester provides easy access to employment opportunities and enriching student experiences. The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all:
  • Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2019 and 2020
  • Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Winner of Achieving Equality Through Diversity and Inclusion (Purpose Coalition Breaking Down Barriers Award) in 2024
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  • Year 1

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Data Science (Placement Year) at University of Worcester - UCAS