Our degree courses with Foundation year offer the opportunity to prepare you for advanced study before you progress onto a full honours degree at the University of Westminster. Whether you do not feel ready for degree-level study, don’t have the right qualifications, want to change your subject specialism or return to study after an absence from education, we aim to encourage a broad range of students to undertake our Foundation year in order to progress onto their full honours degree with us.
The Foundation year is designed to give you the opportunity to explore new ideas, opening up new perspectives on the key debates within your chosen field. During the foundation year you will explore a range of creative disciplines and get a chance to develop in your chosen field, benefiting from workshops in our high end facilities and working with leading academics who will encourage you to become a confident and creative thinker. Core modules accelerate your academic and professional development and you will also take modules within your chosen field, giving you the chance to develop a cross-disciplinary perspective on your course.
On successful completion of the Foundation year (Year 0), you will be able to move on to study for the Data Science and Analytics BSc Honours over a further three years study.
In a constantly changing global environment, the massive use of social networks and the Internet of Things are generating a huge and fast-growing amount of data. Data processing is carried out through increasingly complex and sophisticated computer capabilities and algorithmic models, and involve advanced storage technologies such as cloud computing.
As a result, there is currently a great need for professionals who can process, understand and present this data in an appropriate and effective way. These skills are much needed by businesses, which collect data from customers, partners and from the market in which they operate to support evidence-based decision making. Governments rely on data to improve their policies and deliver better services as well.
This course will give you a combination of analytical, technical and presentation skills that will allow you to convert data into valuable insights that support decision making. You will develop knowledge of the fundamental principles and technologies that underpin the disciplines of mathematics, statistics and computing with an emphasis on the skills and theories required in data science and analytics. You will learn how to apply cutting-edge mathematics, statistics and computer science techniques and tools to collect, store, prepare, analyse and visualise data, while analysing and understanding organisations’ operations, environment and related issues.
You will have the opportunity to take a year-long placement between Year 2 and Year 3, developing practical skills to accompany your theoretical knowledge in order to give you a competitive edge in the job market.
You will work in industry or government in areas such as Finance or Healthcare to apply your analytical skills to a variety of problems. This experience will enable you to strengthen your understanding of industry needs through the direct application of your evolving skills.
At the end of your studies, you will be ready to make a valuable contribution to the workforce. Should you wish to continue your studies at the University, there are opportunities to study for a Masters degree in Business Intelligence or Big Data Technologies.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
16 September 2019
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
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The following entry points are available for this course:
If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 5.5 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.
|A level||DDE - CDD|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP - MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||Between 64-80 tariff points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|