Gain a range of skills in applied mathematics, programming, statistics and data analysis leading to a career in data science or a related field. In recent years, there has been an increase in the amount and complexity of data in all areas of life including medicine, sports, and finance. This course is for you if you have an analytical mind, enjoy visualising and interpreting data, and thrive on a challenge. You'll learn how to use your mathematical skills to formulate problems and discover patterns in data, and apply these techniques to analyse data from a variety of disciplines. Computing is an essential tool in data science and you will develop strong programming skills and the ability to implement mathematical algorithms on large data sets. This includes hands-on experience in analysing data from real-life applications. You’ll learn how data science is used in a wide range of industries and gain an understanding of machine learning and artificial intelligence at the cutting-edge of data science. All of our courses are flexible and allow for a wide choice of units after year one. You may be able to switch courses during the first year. You’ll gain a broad training in mathematics and statistics, and develop specialist skills for a technical career in data science or a related field. This broad knowledge and set of skills will prepare you not only for technical roles, but non-specialist careers such as computing, financial services and management.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE requirements GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4 or C (or equivalent from English language category C)
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English language requirements
English language requirements Category C You will normally need one of the following: IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components If you studied for UK qualifications in English Language or English Literature, make sure you have the required grades for this course. If you studied for English language qualifications from another country, make sure you have the required grades for this course.
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