Politics & Data Science at Northeastern University London - UCAS

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Course summary

BSc (Hons) Politics and Data Science combines rigorous study of Politics and Data Science, and exploration of their intersections. The study of Politics in this programme comprises: 1. political science – analysing the organisation of government and society 2. political theory – examining normative questions, political ideas, and ideologies 3. international relations – the only disciplinary field specifically concerned with the international problems of war, peace, security, economy, globalisation, and the conflicting and cooperative engagement amongst states and between state and non-state actors. The Data Science part of the programme focuses on the collection, storage, retrieval, and computational analysis of data in various forms (from images to text) and scales (from small to big data). It covers key topics such as programming, machine learning and data mining, and information visualisation. The programme teaches the knowledge and techniques to program with data, learn from data, interpret, and visualise it in a way that solves real-world problems. This degree equips students with a combination of technical data science skills and tools, and a broad range of knowledge relevant to institutional decision- and policy making. Graduates can manage complex information flows and networks, collect appropriate material from a broad range of sources, and undertake causal and applied projects to develop and promote critical thinking. These valuable and transferable skills open a wide array of career possibilities upon graduation. Interdisciplinary study This degree programme combines a rigorous politics and data science syllabus with a personalised elective pathway. Students can choose to deepen their focus on politics and data science through their elective courses, or they can further contextualise and broaden their studies with courses that match other interests and goals. Focus on one subject or study multiple subjects. Discipline Pathways include: Art & Design Business Computer Science Creative Writing Data Science Economics English History Law Philosophy Politics & International Relations Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) Global experience Northeastern University London offers students exciting global experience opportunities. By coming to study with us you have the opportunity to embrace a global mindset from day one, integrating yourself into a diverse community with students from across Northeastern University’s Global Campus Network. Semester abroad Our degree programmes offer you the opportunity to spend a semester abroad studying at Northeastern University’s campus in Boston, Massachusetts. You’ll enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience, which includes opportunities to expand your horizons and network, engage with another culture, develop your independence, and experience learning in a different style and environment. Double degree In addition to three year UK degree programmes, Northeastern University London offers unique opportunities for students to study for two globally recognised degrees simultaneously over 4 years – a UK undergraduate degree awarded by Northeastern University London, and a US bachelor’s degree awarded by Northeastern University (Boston, MA.) Double degree students undertake their fourth year of study in the USA. There are also options to study for a UK undergraduate degree and a US masters degree over four years, or a UK undergraduate degree and UK masters degree.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Northeastern University London is a licensed Tier 4 Sponsor. More information for international applicants can be found at www.nulondon.ac.uk/hubs/international-students/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

If English is not your native language, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English in order to study at the College.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £22500 Year 1
International £22500 Year 1

Additional fee information

More information about our scholarships and bursaries can be found at https://www.nulondon.ac.uk/home-fees/
Politics & Data Science at Northeastern University London - UCAS