Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Data Science

Challenge your intellectual curiosity, expand your critical thinking skills and develop practical experience in analysing data.

Data Science

Course Overview

  • UCAS code

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    19 Sep 2022

Data is recognised as a key asset in any organisation and a means by which to gain information, insight and understanding.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Study data analysis techniques
  • Learn how to apply your knowledge to investigate social issues, such as crime connections and business insight
  • Cover key themes from data management and data analytics such as machine learning, to statistics and programming
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of core data analysis techniques informed by a deeper knowledge of data principles and practical considerations
  • Use open source data and tools such as python and SQL, tableau and R and Matlab
  • Learn how to identify data to inform your investigation, ensure quality results, select appropriate analysis techniques for the task and choose methods to convey the message
  • Understand the importance of ethics and data governance in your approach to data science

Your ability to understand how to work with data to gain insights and create narratives will make you an asset to any organisation or individual seeking to make evidence-based decisions. You’ll be able to apply your expertise to a wide range of areas including marketing channels, and scientific innovations such as smart houses. 

Developing your skillset
You’ll be taught and assessed using a range of approaches that will enable you to develop a rounded skillset, including:

  • Simulations
  • Case studies
  • Practical work
  • Online collaborative discussion

Tailoring your learning
In your third year, you’ll complete a year-long data science project drawing on theoretical principles to rigorously design investigations, analyse data and represent findings from data. Through considered selection of your project and client, you’ll be able to tailor your learning to your career aspirations.

Industry connections
Joining a research-led academic community will give you access to guest lectures. While industry events will broaden your experience and knowledge of the career pathways that will be open to you. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with industry experts to gain connections and an insight of the roles available within the field.

Why study Data Science at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Connect with professionals through industry site visits and guest lectures
  2. Choice of real-life projects in your final year
  3. Get hands-on with fantastic placement opportunities or summer internships
  4. Develop industry experience with our sandwich year option
  5. Industry experience expert course team

BSc Data Science - Course Director view BSc Data Science Course Director, Dr Jackie Campbell, explains why this course is unique.

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