Data Science (R38) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Data Science (R38)

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Course summary

Data plays a vital role in every private and public sector enterprise: understanding how to use data to inform decision-making has never been more critical. This degree equips you with the skills to explore and analyse complex data sets. And to solve practical problems using applied mathematics, statistics and computing. You’ll gain a good grounding in mathematical and statistical methods, which provide the foundation for data analysis. Additionally, you’ll learn relevant computing skills, including machine learning and artificial intelligence elements, and gain experience using statistical software. In a world increasingly turning to data for decision-making, there’s a high demand for data scientists in various sectors, including commerce, finance, health and information technology. Key features of the course

  • Develop familiarity with mathematical, statistical and computational data modelling techniques
  • Build your software expertise, including in the widely used Python and R languages
  • Gain experience in communicating and critically commenting on data analysis results
  • Increase your employability – data scientists are highly sought after in many sectors


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits: In Stage 1, you’ll study four 30-credit modules. In Stage 2, you’ll study four 30-credit modules. In Stage 3, you’ll study two 30-credit modules and choose two 30-credit option modules.

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification, but it’s very important you’re well prepared to study mathematics at this level, and are able to read and write to a good standard of English. Ideally, you’ll also have some basic knowledge of computing. You do need experience in mathematics – you should have a working knowledge of all of the following topics: algebraic manipulation and solving equations quadratics and parabolas geometry and trigonometry exponentials and logarithms.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21816 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £20952 Whole course
Scotland £7128 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6954 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
EU £22416 Whole course
International £22416 Whole course
Channel Islands £22416 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Data Science (R38) at Open University - UCAS