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Data and Analytical Science FdSc

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    ARU Peterborough

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Gain in-demand technical and analysis skills and prepare for a career in a fast-moving field by studying for our Data and Analytical Science FdSc in Peterborough.Data science, especially when paired with artificial intelligence, promises to provide the tools to enhance technology, business models, and decision-making across a range of sectors, from industrial automation, manufacturing, transport, banking, and cybersecurity to health, human resource management, and social care.Data scientists are in demand, with almost all industries keen to take advantage of the insights that data analysis and machine learning can offer. Our FdSc (foundation) Data and Analytical Science degree is a great way to get ready for a career in this ever-growing and popular area.As a student at ARU Peterborough, you’ll use applied mathematics, statistics, and computing to explore and analyse complex datasets – and to solve practical, real-world problems.On this course, you’ll learn practical data science and analytical skills, tailored to comply with the current market demands, technologies, and industrial practices. We’ll take you, step by step, through the major building blocks of data science which will enable you to gain highly marketable skills such as programming, data acquisition and cleaning, data analysis and feature extraction, data visualisation, data mining, and machine learning.We incorporate genuine datasets and industry-simulated projects and practices into our modules, so that you gain a thorough understanding of the challenges and constraints that businesses and industry face. You’ll be able to craft your skills and expertise accordingly, and graduate ready to work in the fast-paced field of data science.Our Data and Analytical Science foundation degree features a mix of lectures, tutorials, demos and practical sessions. Throughout the course you’ll find there’s an emphasis on developing important transferable skills, such as problem-solving and team working.Our foundation degree also offers a progression route (with 50% or higher overall grade) to our BSc (Hons) Data and Analytical Sciencee. 195 credits will be awarded on progression.

Application deadline

26 January

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 96

from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

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Anglia Ruskin University

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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