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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Data Science

UCAS Code: G500

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two C grades

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:45,P:0

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

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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Scottish Advanced Higher

D,D,D

Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two D grades

UCAS Tariff

96

96 points to include two C grades at A level or equivalent.

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.

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Data management

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cardiff Met - Llandaff

Department:

Computing, Information Systems and International Studies

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computing

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computing

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
74%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
11%
Information technology technicians
4%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

Information systems courses cover a range of areas, including information design, modelling and the finance industry. How well graduates did made a particular difference in 2015 — computing graduates with good grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good — particularly in London, and that’s where over a quarter of graduates started work last year. This is also a good degree to take if you want to follow a technical role in the finance or advertising industry. Many jobs for this degree were found in the larger cities last year and opportunities may be more limited outside those areas.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Computer science

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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£20k

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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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