IBM estimates that 90% of all data in the world today has been created in the past two years. As data becomes the new raw material of business the role of data scientist is becoming increasingly important. Whether it is predicting consumer behaviour, extracting information from medical images, uncovering hidden stock market indicators or studying human genetic structure, data science is inspiring change around the world.
BSc (Hons) Data Science course will develop in you strong mathematical, statistical, computational and programming skills. It focuses on the creation and application of powerful new methods for collecting, organising, analysing and making discoveries from large-scale data. In addition to this core knowledge you will develop expertise in specialist areas including machine learning, data mining and artificial intelligence. You will also be able to concentrate on project based learning and problem solving in one or more of the following areas: finance, mathematics and computer science. The course follows three years of study, with an optional year in industry after your second year.
In the UK there is a shortage of skilled workers in data analytics, and international companies struggle to recruit skilled analysts to support productivity growth and innovation. Why not prepare yourself for a career in the Big Data industry which, according to the market research firm IDC, is expected to grow from £2 billion in 2010 to £11 billion in 2017. You could work in one of the following industries:
•Social Networking: uncovering online posts to target advertising by location or personal preferences and to improve customer satisfaction
•Science and Healthcare: analysing large data sets for advanced research and predicting the spread of disease.
•Business and Finance: analysing day-to-day transaction information to track inventory, and monitoring in-store traffic to optimise high-frequency trading
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
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Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
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The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
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Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.