Data Science at University of Aberdeen - UCAS

Course summary

Are you excited by the rapid advancements in big data, predictive analytics, and AI technologies such as ChatGPT? Are you looking to study a subject that can unlock tremendous social and economic benefits and is highly sought after by employers? The BSc Data Science programme equips you with the skills for an exciting career in data analytics, data engineering, machine learning or AI. Data scientists are in high demand across almost every industry sector, from technology and finance to healthcare, e-commerce, and manufacturing. Data scientists are needed to tackle a wide variety of challenges, ranging from mitigating climate change and detecting diseases to optimising production processes and enhancing customer experiences. Through technical analysis, design, and programming skills acquired at university, data scientists develop intelligent tools and workflows to improve the world around us. In recent years, data science has experienced a revolution, with advancements in big data, predictive analytics, and AI technologies such as ChatGPT and Bard AI. These developments have improved how organisations automate processes, forecast trends, and connect with customers. However, as the amount, variety, and complexity of data continue to grow, one of the biggest challenges facing organisations today is how to interpret and apply data to inform business decisions. To overcome this challenge, organisations require data scientists who have a broad range of statistical and data analysis tools and who can extract meaningful insights from data beyond just statistics. The BSc Data Science is designed to address this challenge by providing you with up-to-date knowledge and skills for a career in this rapidly evolving field. This programme will help you develop essential data analysis and modelling skills, including programming, statistics, software engineering, data curation, and more. Additionally, the topic you study will provide you with advanced knowledge and techniques applicable to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Distributed Systems and Cyber Security. Throughout the programme, you will enhance your employability by also engaging with the legal and ethical standards relating to data while also learning how to effectively communicate data-driven ideas and solutions that can inform decision-making in any type of organisation.

Modules

View all modules on the programme page to find out more about what you will be studying and when. University of Aberdeen modules are designed to give you breadth and depth to your degree. The range of modules you study will allow you to become proficient in all subjects which are directly relevant to your degree giving you greater career options.

Assessment method

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
G403
Institution code:
A20
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/degree-programmes/1999/G403/data-science/#entry_requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Overall - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 5.5 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above. IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training are not accepted.
TOEFL (iBT)78TOEFL iBT and TOEFL Home Edition (online) - DI code is 0818: Overall 78 with: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 18 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.
PTE Academic59Overall - 59 with: Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above. Online Test is not accepted.
Trinity ISEPassPass overall at ISE II with a distinction in writing and merit in the other three skills.
Institution's Own TestAcademic English Pre-sessional Programmes - Pass (valid for one year) OR Academic English Preparation Programme - Pass at Level Four (valid for one year)
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing -169.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCOverall - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing -169.

To study for an undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write academic English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work, and perform well in examinations. We can assess your English language proficiency through a variety of means: through your nationality, through the qualifications you gained in high school, or through a recognised English language test. Please note certification must be within the two years prior to commencement of your degree programme, unless otherwise stated.

Please use the checklist at the following webpage to determine how you can meet our English language requirements:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/undergraduate-degrees-english-requirements-268.php


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £24800 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £24800 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

EU/International Applicants: When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country, and arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs.

Sponsorship information

View the University of Aberdeen Online Prospectus programme page to find out about any scholarships and funding you may be able to apply for.

Data Science at University of Aberdeen - UCAS