BSc (Hons) Data and Analytical Science

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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.

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Be the first

Be one of the first students at ARU Peterborough, a brand-new university with a focus on your employability. We’ve developed our courses in collaboration with regional businesses – so you can be sure you’ll graduate with the skills employers need.

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Specialist labs and equipment

As a Data and Analytical Science student at ARU Peterborough, you’ll use:

  • specialist AI labs for all your practical sessions
  • industry-standard software and tools, accessible through computers in our labs and from home, using a virtual remote desktop.

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.


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.

Graduate Capitals

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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We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

Life in Peterborough

Study in the heart of Peterborough, a historic yet thriving city that's a great home for students. ARU Peterborough is easily accessible by public transport, making it ideal for you to live and study locally.

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Placement year available

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.

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