Planit


Data Science

Open University in Scotland

Content

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification, but it is very important that you are well prepared to study mathematics at this level.

Computer and internet access required.

Progression Routes

You'll be equipped with skills and knowledge required for jobs in fields such as education, engineering, business, finance, and accountancy.

You may need to undertake further training or study in order to enter a new career area.

Start Date

October, February

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

Flexible

Faculty

General

Department

Mathematics

SCQF Level

10

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General