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.
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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:
- in-class tests
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- 48 months
- 72 months
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DisciplinesComputer Sciences Data Science & Big Data Cyber Security View 988 other Bachelors in Computer Sciences in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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.
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International13200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13200 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.