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Data Science

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

UCAS Tariff

112

A Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. This must include 40 points from a Maths or Science related subject. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subjects

Databases

Data management

Intelligent systems

Data is recognised as a key asset in any organisation and a means by which to gain information, insight and understanding.

As part of this course, you’ll:

- Study data analysis techniques

- Learn how to apply your knowledge to investigate social issues, such as crime connections and business insight

- Cover key themes from data management and data analytics such as machine learning, to statistics and programming

- Gain an in-depth understanding of core data analysis techniques informed by a deeper knowledge of data principles and practical considerations

- Use open source data and tools such as python and SQL, tableau and KNIME

- Learn how to identify data to inform your investigation, ensure quality results, select appropriate analysis techniques for the task and choose methods to convey the message

- Understand the importance of ethics and data governance in your approach to data science

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:
- Fundamentals of Computer Science
- Statistics in Practice
- Introduction to Data Analytics
- Fundamentals of Programming
- Introduction to Databases
- Maths for Data Science

Year 2 Core Modules:
- Database Systems
- Applied Data Analytics & Visualisations
- Machine Learning Techniques
- Programming for Data Science
- Information Analysis
- Team Project

Year 3 Core Modules:
- Production Project
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

The Uni


Course location:

Headingley Campus

Department:

Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Information systems

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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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Information systems

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
88%
low
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
11%
Information technology technicians
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

Computing

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

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£28k

£28k

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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