48 months
13200 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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 The Data Science (including foundation year) (Hons) route at London Metropolitan University is the perfect opportunity for you to meet the necessary entry requirements to join our traditional three-year degree course. 

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Key facts

Completing the foundation year will see you join the students from our Data Science BSc, meaning you’ll graduate with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

With modules covering mathematics, programming, an introduction to cyber security and more, this foundation year will put you well on the way to a career in this fascinating field. Designed with your interests and future in mind, you’ll acquire practical data science skills, often developed by external organizations, which will prepare you for employment. 

Throughout your four years studying on the course you’ll also be trained in the use of up-to-date software tools and environments currently used by the industry sector. This includes tools such as Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Oracle, SQL Server, Linux, Apache Airflow, RStudio, Python - Jupyter, Tableau, and D3 technology. You will also find opportunities to learn from real-life case scenarios.

Where this course can take you

This Data Science (including foundation year) (Hons)  route at London Metropolitan University  will prepare you to work in the field of data analytics, data programming, data visualisation, IT data consultation, big data solution designing or data solution development. This degree award can put you in a position to apply to companies such as Facebook, Mastercard, Amazon, Microsoft or the BBC for roles such as Junior Data Scientist, Data Science Operational Officer or Associate Data Analyst. 

Programme Structure

As the course continues, you’ll be assessed by a variety of methods throughout your studies. Module assessment typically consists of a combination of assessment methods including:

  • coursework
  • in-class tests
  • exams

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2)

If you meet the UCAS points criteria but obtained a D/3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE you may be offered a University test in these areas.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13200 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.


  • UK:£2,310 per 30 credit module 
  • Int: £3,300 per 30 credit module 

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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