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Data Science and Analytics BSc (Hons)

Bournemouth University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary


Our digital universe is growing at an unprecedented pace. Both the scientific and commercial worlds are undergoing a transformation, with Data Science and Analytics, and recently also Artificial Intelligence, emerging as one of the key paradigms of scientific discovery and a competitive dimension.

This course is a response to the great and immediate need for people with data science and analytics expertise acknowledged by industry and governmental bodies. After completing the course, you will be familiar with the foundations of machine learning and statistics, the stack of recently developed technologies enabling fast processing of large amounts of data (Big Data), relevant application areas of these technologies, and efficient ways of communicating the results of whatever analysis you perform, to various audiences. The course will give you a working knowledge of main state-of-the-art techniques for intelligent data analysis, enabling you to apply them to real-world problems in a variety of contexts, gaining insights into business, scientific and other kinds of data at the same time.

Graduates with data science and advanced analytics expertise are in high demand, which is why our specialist course teaches you about the tools available for data analysis and how to interpret data to benefit the organisation. You will graduate with a working knowledge of major state-of-the-art techniques for intelligent data analysis, enabling you to effortlessly apply them to real-world problems in order to gain insight into business, scientific and other kinds of data. You will also be adept at using latest Big Data tools and technologies (e.g. Hadoop, noSQL databases), which are standard in the industry.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.


The experience that you will gain during your placement is invaluable in helping to make informed decisions about your future career path, as well as enhancing employment prospects upon graduation. What’s more, you can also choose to take your placement abroad, giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally and gain skills to help you stand out in the job market. A lot of our students find that they are offered permanent jobs after graduation by their placement companies.


IT plays an ever more important role in every aspect of our lives and businesses are always looking for professionals who have the skills and drive to succeed in this fast-paced and ever-evolving industry. This degree will give you all the technical knowledge you need to get ahead, as well as giving you a good grasp of management in an IT setting.

Our graduates are highly sought after, 87% of our students who study computing courses are working or studying 6 months after graduating.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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University information

Bournemouth University

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  • Campus address

    Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Poole, BH12 5BB, England

Opportunity of a work placement on all undergraduate courses and most postgraduate courses.
Home to the UK's only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP).
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    68th out of 110 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    123 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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