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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    11-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

From Finance to Social Media, the world revolves around Data! In order to remain relevant and competitive in all industries, businesses today must rely on data scientists to analyse their large sets of data and draw out performance boosting insights. In fact, data scientists are so highly sought after that in 2020 alone, there is expected to be nearly 3 million new job postings for professionals with data science and analytic skills.

This BSc (Hons) Data Sciences programme, will help you to get a head start in this innovative career. You will learn the technical and analytical skills to navigate through this data field and how to extract valuable insight from the vast amounts of data available to you.

Teaching quality

90% of our 2018 graduates reported in the National Student Survey that staff are good at explaining things.

Links with industry

We have very strong links with the computing industry, with representatives of more than 30 companies attending our Industrial Advisory Board. Much of our research is in collaboration with leading computing enterprises and students really value our research-led teaching by our enthusiastic staff.

Accreditation

  • The Computer Science Department has been delivering BCS-accredited programmes for more than 30 years.
  • Our Computer Science degree is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council, fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.
  • It’s also accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Science Council for the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Scientist.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Data Sciences students are doing 15 months after graduating:

  • 69% are working
  • 9% are studying
  • 14% are working and studying.

In highly skilled work

  • 82% of those are in highly skilled work 15 months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students 15 months after graduating: £24000
  • The average UK salary of students 15 months after graduating from a similar course: £27000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into 15 months after graduating:

  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,584per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAB

including Mathematics for entry to Year 1.For entry to Year 2: AAB including Mathematics and Computing.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 114 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    186 79%

    13th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    93.0 93%

    13th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.67 73%

    82nd

    49

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