Learn to use specialist technologies and processes to extract crucial knowledge and insights from data, with our Data and Analytical Science degree in Peterborough.
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Data science, especially when paired with artificial intelligence, promises to provide the tools to enhance technology, business models, and decision-making across a range of sectors, from industrial automation, manufacturing, transport, banking, and cybersecurity to health, human resource management, and social care.
Data scientists are in demand, with almost all industries keen to take advantage of the insights that data analysis and machine learning can offer. If you plan to build a career in this ever-growing and popular field , our BSc (Hons) Data and Analytical Science degree offers an excellent opportunity.
As a student at ARU Peterborough, you’ll use applied mathematics, statistics, and computing to explore and analyse complex datasets – and to solve practical, real-world problems.
On this course, you’ll learn practical data science and analytical skills, tailored to comply with the current market demands, technologies, and industrial practices.
We’ll take you, step by step, through the major building blocks of data science which will enable you to gain highly marketable skills such as programming, data acquisition and cleaning, data analysis and feature extraction, data visualisation, data mining, and machine learning.
You will gain the ability to understand the statistical, mathematical, and computational foundations of data science and machine learning techniques and to perform statistical analysis, build and validate models from the data.
By your final year, you will have developed the required knowledge in artificial intelligence and skills to conduct an end to end data science project through the final project module.
We incorporate genuine datasets and industry-simulated projects and practices into our modules, so that you gain a thorough understanding of the challenges and constraints that businesses and industry face. You’ll be able to craft your skills and expertise accordingly, and graduate ready to work in the fast-moving field of data science.
You will become proficient in data science tools and techniques, such as deep learning and big data analytics, with a wide range of workplace application opportunities, significantly enhancing your career prospects.
Our Data and Analytical Science degree features a mix of lectures, tutorials, demos and practical sessions. You’ll acquire important research skills and conduct an end-to-end data science project in your final year.
Throughout the course you’ll find there’s an emphasis on developing important transferable skills, such as problem-solving and team working. And you can choose to enhance your employability even further, with an optional placement year in industry.
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There’s a significant skills gap in data science – both in the UK and overseas – and strong interest in employing data scientists and machine learning experts in almost all industries.
As a Data and Analytical Science graduate, you’ll have essential technical skills, and experience of addressing realistic data-science challenges through live briefs, coursework, and projects.
You’ll also have key transferable skills, such as team working, research and investigation, preparing documentation, giving presentations, and reporting on progress.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge and skills they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they can offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through live briefs, work-based projects, and placements.
Our free Employability Service will help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path, secure jobs, and work experience, or even start your own business.
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters. We’re planning a range of postgraduate degrees at ARU Peterborough, and there is a selection of existing courses in Cambridge and Chelmsford.
To help you stand out when competing for a job after you graduate, we've developed the ARU Graduate Capitals. This is a set of six attributes, valued by employers and industry, that we integrate into our courses and help you develop, so you’ll have life-long career-skills.
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You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.Your guide to placements
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