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Data and Analytical Science [with Foundation Year] [with Placement year]

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Information management

Learn to use specialist technologies and processes to extract crucial knowledge and insights from data, with our Data and Analytical Science degree in Peterborough.

Data science, especially when paired with artificial intelligence, promises to provide the tools to enhance technology, business models, and decision-making across a range of sectors, from industrial automation, manufacturing, transport, banking, and cybersecurity to health, human resource management, and social care.

Data scientists are in demand, with almost all industries keen to take advantage of the insights that data analysis and machine learning can offer. If you plan to build a career in this ever-growing and popular field , our BSc (Hons) Data and Analytical Science degree offers an excellent opportunity.

As a student at ARU Peterborough, you’ll use applied mathematics, statistics, and computing to explore and analyse complex datasets – and to solve practical, real-world problems.

On this course, you’ll learn practical data science and analytical skills, tailored to comply with the current market demands, technologies, and industrial practices.

We’ll take you, step by step, through the major building blocks of data science which will enable you to gain highly marketable skills such as programming, data acquisition and cleaning, data analysis and feature extraction, data visualisation, data mining, and machine learning.

You will gain the ability to understand the statistical, mathematical, and computational foundations of data science and machine learning techniques and to perform statistical analysis, build and validate models from the data.

By your final year, you will have developed the required knowledge in artificial intelligence and skills to conduct an end to end data science project through the final project module.

We incorporate genuine datasets and industry-simulated projects and practices into our modules, so that you gain a thorough understanding of the challenges and constraints that businesses and industry face. You’ll be able to craft your skills and expertise accordingly, and graduate ready to work in the fast-moving field of data science.

You will become proficient in data science tools and techniques, such as deep learning and big data analytics, with a wide range of workplace application opportunities, significantly enhancing your career prospects.

Our Data and Analytical Science degree features a mix of lectures, tutorials, demos and practical sessions. You’ll acquire important research skills and conduct an end-to-end data science project in your final year.

Throughout the course you’ll find there’s an emphasis on developing important transferable skills, such as problem-solving and team working. And you can choose to enhance your employability even further, with an optional placement year in industry.

Modules

Modules are subject to change and availability.
Year 1:
Core modules

Literacies in HE
Mathematics
Fundamentals of Computing and Gaming Science
Year 2:
Core modules

Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Data Science and Programming
Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
Introduction to Relational Database Development
Enterprise Analytics
Year 3:
Core modules

Algorithm Analysis and Data Structures
Advanced Analytical Techniques for Artificial Intelligence
Ruskin Module
Machine Learning
Big Data Analytics
Applied Machine Learning Project
Year 4:
Core modules

Work placement
Year 5:
Core modules

Data Visualisation
Final Project
Time Series Analysis
Graph Analytics and Learning
Deep Learning

Assessment methods

We'll assess you in a number of ways, including time-constrained assessments, coursework assignments and a project. Our module case studies, and final year project assess your ability to analyse situations, identify key issues, select, synthesise, and apply techniques and skills from different modules, and evaluate the appropriateness of solutions when compared to industrial practice.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

ARU Peterborough

Department:

Faculty of Creative and Digital Arts and Sciences (ARUP)

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Information management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

68%
UK students
32%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
29%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Media professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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