Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Data Science with Applied Business Informatics with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Foundation Year Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele. International Students For International Students, Foundation Years are delivered through our dedicated on-campus provider, Keele University International College. To find out more, visit Data Science with Applied Business Informatics Our Data Science with Applied Business Informatics BSc is suited for those with an interest in the application of data science and computing to a wide range of theoretical and real world problems set within a business context. From programming in Python to exploring topics such as markets and financial risk, you will graduate with the necessary skills to choose a pathway through this career with confidence. Why choose this course?

  • Blend strong theoretical foundations with practical applied knowledge
  • All necessary knowledge in mathematics, statistics and coding is provided within relevant modules
  • Personalise your degree with a variety of optional modules
  • Put your learning into practice using real-world data in our cutting-edge laboratories
  • Engage with our partners in industry to tackle real-world business related problems
Virtually every industry is looking to lever the power of data to enhance the efficiency of their operations and drive innovation. This means graduates with the professional understanding and practical skills to harness software and hardware technologies to solve real-world data analytics problems are in high demand. Our innovative curriculum is informed by industry as well as research and assumes no prior knowledge of A-level Mathematics or Statistics. We strive to arm all students with a carefully tailored package of Mathematical skills. Our research-active academics have long-standing experience in teaching students from a wide range of backgrounds. From programming in Python to the cutting-edge applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning you will learn the latest tools and theories across this exciting discipline. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


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  • Foundation

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Data Science with Applied Business Informatics with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS