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Data' analytics is one of the fastest growing career paths in IT. Build a lucrative career unlocking the value in data with a BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Data Analytics degree with Salford.
The “Internet of Things” is embedding networked sensors into vehicles, buildings and devices. Many organisations across the world, need talented individuals who can interpret large and varied sets of data and find them valuable information. This industry-designed course will take you into the new field of “big data analytics” exploring three main activities: data capture, data analysis and data exploitation
This specialised course blends modules from our Computer Science and Mathematics degree programmes, so you develop practical programming and problem-solving skills, with a solid understanding of data. You’ll study probability, data theory and operational research. You’ll explore Artificial Intelligence and data mining, statistics and data warehousing. During your studies, you can also choose to spend a year in industry to expand your CV, apply your academic knowledge and enhance your workplace skills.
With our envious campus location, minutes from central Manchester, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in the region’s thriving tech community - why not even join our HackManchester 2018 winning team.
• Learn the tools and techniques involved in data discovery, preparation, model planning and selection, model building, and communication
• Learn how to find the data to will support decision making
• Learn how to apply mathematical methods accurately and reliably
• Gain the skills to develop systems that have the ability to infer meaning from data and enable stakeholders to take action
Year one modules may include: Data Theory, Database Systems, Mathematical Methods 1, Probability, Programming 1, Programming 2. Year two modules may include: Al and Data Mining, Data Structures and Algorithms, Data Warehousing, Mathematical Methods 2, Software Architectures, Statistics. Year three modules may include: Project, Information Security Management, Mathematical Statistics, Operational Research, plus two from the following: Computer Graphics, Foreign Language, Mobile Development.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||120 UCAS Tariff Points, from a minimum of 2 A2 qualifications or equivalent.|
|A level||120 UCAS Tariff Points. A Level grade B in Maths (Pure & Statistics OK) or C in Further Maths. Must pass Science Practical.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MUST REFER|
|Access to HE Diploma||MUST REFER|
|Scottish Higher||120 UCAS Tariff points, to include Maths grade B at Advanced Highers|
|AS||120 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||120 UCAS Tariff Points. Applicants will be considered on an individual basis depending on subject area.|
|Extended Project||120 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade C or Grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills Level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||Grade 6 in Maths at Higher Level|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||120 UCAS Points including A1 Higher Level Maths|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||120 UCAS Points including A1 Higher Level Maths|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||MUST REFER|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MUST REFER|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||MUST REFER|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MUST REFER|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||120 UCAS points, to include B at Advanced Higher in Maths|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||120 UCAS Tariff Points. Qualification not accepted on its own, must be completing a minimum of 2 A2s or equivalent.|
Fees and funding
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