/BSc (Hons) Data Science

Provided by: Open University

Course Area: All areas

Course Code: R38

Course Type: Degree (Honours)

Start date: 20211002

Subjects: Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Computational Thinking, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Data Science, Information Visualisation, Machine Learning, Python

Price: Over £10,000

Delivery Method: Online

Course description

Data plays an important role in almost all private and public sector employment. The need to understand how to use data to inform decision making in many occupations has never been more important. This qualification equips you with the key skills to explore and analyse complex data sets, and to solve practical problems using applied mathematics, statistics and computing.


You’ll gain a good grounding in mathematical and statistical methods, which provide a foundation for data analysis; together with the essential computing skills needed to use them to solve practical problems, including elements of machine learning and artificial intelligence. You’ll also gain experience of using statistical software packages.

Who is this course for

This course is for you if you want to study a degree that will equip you to work with data. Being able to understand, interpret and explain data is an increasingly important skill and needed in all sectors of industry and commerce.

Key features of the course

  • Develop familiarity with mathematical, statistical and computational data modelling techniques;
  • Build expertise in a range of appropriate software, including the widely used Python and R languages;
  • Gain experience communicating and critically commenting on the results of data analysis;
  • Increase employability prospects in a wide range of sectors, including finance, government, health, education, the voluntary sector, business and commerce.
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