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Data science

Develop the skills and expertise to interrogate data, systems and methodologies to unlock insights which help address complex problems. Study in state-of-the-art facilities and gain the theory, practical skills and work experience needed for a rewarding career.

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From networking and cyber security to computer science and artificial intelligence, we’re passionate about developing ambition and careers in our School of Computing and Information Science.

Many of our undergraduate courses offer you the opportunity to take a placement year. It's a great way to gain knowledge and contacts in the industry.

Our industry links mean we stay up to date with what employers need, so we can help you to develop your skills and knowledge – and become an expert in emerging technologies.

World-class facilities

By studying a data science course at ARU, you'll have access to:

  • computer labs and skills spaces to support your learning
  • a Cisco lab with hands-on routing and switching equipment
  • the latest industry-standard software and hardware for harnessing AI Intel’s AI Academy, an online resource for data processing
  • Microsoft Imagine Premium’s professional developer and designer tools
  • VMWare IT Academy’s virtualisation software and tools.

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"ARU has given me the opportunity to apply what I am taught to my daily work. I also like to be able to earn while I’m studying and gain a degree and work experience at the same time."

Molly Peeters

Digital Technology Solutions degree apprentice with Sepura

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Artificial Intelligence

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Explore the science of machine learning
  • Use our Cisco lab and industry-standard software and hardware
  • Take a placement year with a high-tech hub company

Data and Analytical Science

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
,
5 years with foundation and placement
Course features
  • Use specialist technologies to analyse complex data
  • Learn in dedicated AI labs, with industry-standard software and tools
  • Prepare to work in the burgeoning field of data science and machine learning

Data Science Degree Apprenticeship

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Blended learning
,
Cambridge
Available as:
Part-time
,
Work-based
,
Degree apprenticeship
Course features
Develop the skills and expertise to interrogate data, systems and methodologies to unlock insights which help address complex problems, improve organisational processes and inform decision making within your organisation. Gain a BSc (Hons) Data Science degree while you work, with fees funded by your employer and the Government.

Data Science Degree Apprenticeship Bioinformatics

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Blended learning
,
Cambridge
Available as:
Work-based
,
Part-time
,
Degree apprenticeship
Course features
Use your knowledge of computing to help answer some of the biggest scientific questions we have left to answer. If you're passionate about coding, programming and algorithms, our Data Science Degree Apprenticeship could be your next step.

Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Blended learning
,
Cambridge
Available as:
Work-based
,
Part-time
,
Degree apprenticeship
Course features
Get started on your tech career with our Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions. Designed with the support of Cambridge’s leading tech companies, our course lets you study for an honours degree while you work, with no tuition fees.

Applied Data Science (Conversion)

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
Course features
  • Master advanced data science tools and techniques
  • Explore areas such as programming and machine learning
  • Pursue a new career with our one-year conversion course

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Full-time with placement
Course features
Broaden your expertise through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. In a world reliant on data to improve processes and monitor success, this course will help you gain transferable skills in AI to benefit your work place. It's been designed in response to the high demand for experts in big data analysis and modelling. Choose to take an optional 12-week work placement as part of your course and boost your employability.

Artificial Intelligence with Cyber Security

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
Course features
Gain an in-depth understanding of artificial intelligence concepts, principles and technologies that affect cyber security. The security of business systems and data is vital, and with most business having an online presence you will learn to implement AI to monitor and protect against cyber attacks.

Data Science

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Available as:
Distance learning
,
Part-time
Course features
Advance your career in data science and machine learning with our Masters degree in Data Science. Study part-time by distance learning, and spend two weeks in Cambridge at a hackathon-style bootcamp. Develop the skills you need to analyse complex data, and support business decision-making.

Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Data Analytics) Degree Apprenticeship

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Blended learning
,
Cambridge
Available as:
Part-time
,
Work-based
,
Degree apprenticeship
Course features
Develop and apply specialist data science tools and techniques to process large, complex datasets in order to extract and derive valuable insights to inform decision making within your organisation. Gain an MSc Digital and Technology Solutions (Data Analytics) degree while you work, with fees funded by your employer and the Government.
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