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Data Science Cardiff Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Informed by industry needs, this Data Science degree will enable you to understand, apply and evaluate data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence principles. The degree will equip you with the in-demand skills to design and utilise data science systems, and use industry standard tools and techniques to address real world problems. You will also learn to develop novel data visualisation approaches to communicate the results of your analysis in a clear, meaningful way to help organisations make better decisions.

A wide range of industry and government organisations have worked closely in developing the programme, creating challenging scenarios and assessments based on real-life cases. Preparing you to meet industry needs, the curriculum covers Blockchain technology - a first of its kind in Wales.

You will also have the option to explore work experience opportunities and widen your international perspective through student exchanges and internships with European and international partners.

Upon graduation, you will be ready to pursue a highly lucrative career as a data scientist, data analyst or related careers. Data underpins modern society, and as such, data professionals work across a multitude of industries and cross-functional teams. According to Glassdoor, Data Scientist is the 7th best job in the UK with a median base salary of £46,000 and an excess of 2,000 job opportunities across the country (data as of October 2019).

If you have an analytical mindset, like to think and work outside the box, and enjoy exploring and analysing data to solve practical problems, then this is the programme for you.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points 96 points to include two C grades at A level or equivalent.
A level CCC Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two C grades
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits
M: 45 credits
P: 0 credits
96 points, other grade combinations accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language and Maths. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy.
Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language and Maths.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points To include 12 points from Higher Level subjects.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2 Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two H2 grades. Minimum grade H4 considered within points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Scottish Advanced Higher DDD Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two D grades
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C 96 points form at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grade CC. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject.

To view the entry requirements for the Foundation Year, please refer to Cardiff Met course pages – http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate
If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you

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

http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Level B2 Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic 52.0 No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT) 72.0 TOEFL Internet required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £12,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts

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