Big business, social media, finance and the public sector all rely on data scientists to analyse their data and draw out business-boosting insights.On this BSc (Hons) Data Science and Analytics degree course, you’ll learn the technical and analytical skills to make sense of the vast amounts of data available to organisations while working within the regulatory and technical boundaries of the field
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Overview

After the course, you’ll be prepared for roles such as data analyst, data scientist, systems developer and systems analyst.

On this degree course, you’ll:

  • Learn to use databases, systems and analytical tools to generate insights and intelligence
  • Get a deep understanding of modern big data, machine learning and data mining methods
  • Identify trends, patterns and correlations to benefit businesses, like targeting new products or increasing sales
  • Develop commercial skills, focusing on how to present and visualise your findings
  • Apply your analytical abilities to practical problems and real-world datasets, such as our research in cosmology, health information and cyber security
  • Have access and training in our new SAP Next-Gen Lab

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, you'll be equipped for a career in the data analytics and deep learning industry. You could work for multinational companies, small and medium enterprises, and innovation centres.

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.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from the Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architecture and Operating Systems
  • Core Computing Concepts
  • Database Systems Development
  • Practical Data Science
  • Programming
  • Applied Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Big Data
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Database Principles
  • Software Engineering Theory and Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • 112-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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