BSc (Hons) Politics and Data Science combines rigorous study of Politics and Data Science, and exploration of their intersections.
The study of Politics in this programme comprises: (1) political science - analysing the organisation of government and society; (2) political theory - examining normative questions, political ideas, and ideologies; and (3) international relations - the only disciplinary field specifically concerned with the international problems of war, peace, security, economy, globalisation, and the conflicting and cooperative engagement amongst states and between state and non-state actors.
The Data Science part of the programme focuses on the collection, storage, retrieval, and computational analysis of data in various forms (from images to text) and scales (from small to big data), covering key topics such as programming, machine learning and data mining, and information visualisation. The programme teaches the knowledge and techniques to program with data, learn from data, interpret, and visualise it in a way that solves real-world problems.
This degree programme combines a rigorous politics and data science syllabus with your choice of personalised elective pathway courses.
This undergraduate degree equips students with a combination of technical data science skills and tools, and a broad range of knowledge relevant to institutional decision- and policy making, alongside the ability to manage complex information flows and networks, collect appropriate material from a broad range of sources, and undertake causal and applied projects to develop and promote critical thinking. These valuable and transferable skills open a wide array of career possibilities upon graduation.