With businesses competing for profits and needing to meet objectives, effective analysis of data is all important in achieving success.
Data scientists seek to collect and ask questions about data from different sources, and then translate results into solutions that influence key business decisions. Social media companies, corporate businesses as well as the public sector are all looking to data experts to make sense of their data and then use it strategically to help achieve their goals.
The course will give you a working knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques for intelligent data analysis, enabling you to apply them to real-world problems.
Through this course, we will give you the analytical tools to gain insights and intelligence in this field. From machine learning to Big Data, you will acquire advanced and applied data science skills, including how to work with big data sets and developing results into contemporary visual analytics. Upon graduation, you will be prepared you for cutting edge work and an exciting career in a growing field.
This course forms part of our framework of computing courses, and allows you to change your final degree title in your second year if another course within the framework best suits your needs. You will share a common first year and choose specialist units in your second and final years. The courses that form part of BU’s computing framework along with this one are:
- BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology
- BSc (Hons) Computing
- BSc (Hons) Computer Networks
- BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management
- BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing & Security
- BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management
- BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
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Next start date:
September 2020, September 2021
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement or 3 years full-time. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year
All subjects considered
For September 2020 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.