Data Science and Analytics, University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

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How you will study
full-time, sandwich

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About Data Science and Analytics at University of Portsmouth


The World Economic Forum estimated there to be 40 times more data in the world than observable stars in the universe in 2020. Global businesses, social media companies, financial institutions, the healthcare sector and governments all rely on this data, and those who analyse it, to inform business-critical decisions at the highest level.

On this BSc (Hons) Data Science and Analytics degree course, you’ll learn to confidently analyse the vast amounts of data available – a highly desired skill in all sectors. You'll learn to use databases, systems and analytical tools, such as the Relational Model and structured query language (SQL), to identify insights and trends to benefit businesses, like targeting new products or increasing sales. You'll find out how the same systems can be used to identify patterns in medical data, to predict disease or recovery, or in the fight against climate change through analysing soil data or marine biology.

You'll develop a deep understanding of modern big data, machine learning and data mining methods, preparing you for key roles such as data analyst, data scientist, systems developer and systems analyst.

Course Highlights

  • Apply your analytical skills to practical problems and real-world datasets collected from our extensive research in areas such as cosmology, health information and cyber security
  • Develop commercial skills alongside technical data analysis, such as how to present and visualise your findings
  • Choose specialist modules that match your interests and career ambitions, such as ethical hacking, 3D computer graphics and animation, malware forensics, robotics and cryptography
  • Apply your skills through our work with charities and organisations such as Code Club, where you'll help 9-13-year-olds with their Scratch, HTML/CSS, and Python projects
  • Benefit from our Student Union clubs and societies, such as the IT Society, AI and Robotics Club and Gaming Society

Careers and opportunities

Data scientist was identified as the 7th top emerging job role in the UK in LinkedIn's emerging jobs report 2020 and The Royal Society revealed a 231% growth in demand for data scientists and engineers between 2014 and 2019. The Government have also reported that UK companies are recruiting for 178,000 to 234,000 roles that require 'hard' data skills, including data ethics, programming, database management, data processing and visualisation.

When you finish this course, you'll be equipped for a career in the data analytics and deep learning industry. With the high demand for data scientists, you can expect a starting salary from £25,000–£30,000, with the opportunity to earn up to £60,000 once you're experienced in the field.

Previous students have gone on to work as:

  • data analysts
  • data engineers
  • data architects
  • information analysts

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

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  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-time, SandwichHow long you will study3 - 4 years
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Entry requirements

  • 112-128 points from 3 A levels, or equivalent, including an A level in a relevant subject.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University of Portsmouth to prepare for your chosen course:

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