Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £13,400 *
Duration 3 or 4 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

In a constantly changing global environment, the massive use of social networks and the Internet of Things are generating a huge and fast-growing amount of data. Data processing is carried out through increasingly complex and sophisticated computer capabilities and algorithmic models, and involve advanced storage technologies such as cloud computing. 

As a result, there is currently a great need for professionals who can process, understand and present this data in an appropriate and effective way. These skills are much needed by businesses, which collect data from customers, partners and from the market in which they operate to support evidence-based decision making. Governments rely on data to improve their policies and deliver better services as well.

This course will give you a combination of analytical, technical and presentation skills that will allow you to convert data into valuable insights that support decision making. You will develop knowledge of the fundamental principles and technologies that underpin the disciplines of mathematics, statistics and computing with an emphasis on the skills and theories required in data science and analytics. You will learn how to apply cutting-edge mathematics, statistics and computer science techniques and tools to collect, store, prepare, analyse and visualise data, while analysing and understanding organisations’ operations, environment and related issues. 

You will have the opportunity to take a year-long placement between Year 2 and Year 3, developing practical skills to accompany your theoretical knowledge in order to give you a competitive edge in the job market.

You will work in industry or government in areas such as Finance or Healthcare to apply your analytical skills to a variety of problems. This experience will enable you to strengthen your understanding of industry needs through the direct application of your evolving skills.

At the end of your studies, you will be ready to make a valuable contribution to the workforce. Should you wish to continue your studies at the University, there are opportunities to study for a Master's degree in Business Intelligence or Big Data Technologies.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. 

Subjects of study include:

  • Statistical Modelling and Analysis 
  • Computer Science Practice 
  • Mathematics for Computing 
  • Modelling User and System Requirements 
  • Programming Principles I 

Plus one option from the following:

  • Programming Principles II 
  • Business Information Systems Concepts

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Business Analytics 
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining 
  • Database Systems 
  • Service Operations Management 

Plus two options from the following: 

  • Information Technology Security
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Agile Project Management 
  • Algorithms: Theory Design and Implementation

Credit Level 5

Industrial placement year

You will have the opportunity to take a year-long placement between Year 2 and Year 3, developing practical skills to accompany your theoretical knowledge in order to give you a competitive edge in the job market.

You will work in industry or government in areas such as Finance or Healthcare to apply your analytical skills to a variety of problems. This experience will enable you to strengthen your understanding of industry needs through the direct application of your evolving skills.

  • Advanced Analytics 
  • Data Visualisation and Dashboarding
  • Final Year Project

Plus two option modules from the following: 

  • Big Data Analytics 
  • Business Intelligence 
  • Web Intelligence
  • Digital Marketing Social Media and Web Analytics
  • Information Driven Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

Credit Level 6

Entry Requirements

Typical offer

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification) [

  • A levels – BBC/A*A*
  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points (minimum)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma/National Diploma – DMM/D*D*
  • Advanced Diploma - Grade C in IT or Engineering and relevant ASL at Grade C
  • Access to HE Diploma - 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 27 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

GCSEs - minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process.

Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

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Careers

The Data Science and Analytics BSc aims to create graduates who have a strong focus on solving real-world problems and the knowledge and technical capability to make an immediate impact in any organisation, whether it is in industry such as the healthcare or retail industry, research or government.

Graduates will seek the following roles: Data Scientist, Data Engineer or Data Analyst.

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.
 
With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.
 
We can help you:
    •    find work placements, graduate jobs or voluntary experience related to your course
    •    discover international opportunities to enhance your employability
    •    write effective CVs and application forms
    •    develop your interview and enterprise skills
    •    plan your career with our career consultants
    •    gain insights into your chosen industry through mentoring
    •    meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events 
 
Find out more about the Careers and Employability Service.

 

Find out more about other employability initiatives at the University of Westminster. 

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

When you have enrolled with us, your annual tuition fees will remain the same throughout your studies with us. We do not increase your tuition fees each year.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £13,400 (Price per academic year)

When you have enrolled with us, your annual tuition fees will remain the same throughout your studies with us. We do not increase your tuition fees each year.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

Course Location

Our Cavendish Campus in the heart of London is home to our science and technology disciplines. With first-class facilities, the campus houses subjects from Biosciences, Computer Engineering, Nutrition and Psychology and benefits from advanced state of the art science and psychology labs. For more details, visit our Cavendish Campus page.

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