Data Sciences

Heriot-Watt University


Edinburgh Campus


From Finance to Social Media, the world revolves around Data insights and analytics! In order to remain relevant and competitive in all industries, businesses today must rely on data science to analyse their large sets of data and draw out performance boosting insights. In fact, data science is so highly sought after that last year alone, there was expected to be nearly 3 million new job postings for professionals with data science and analytic skills.

The BSc (Hons) Data Sciences programme is taught by market leading Data Scientists. The programme is designed to help you get a head start in this innovative career and will teach you the technical and analytical skills to navigate through data fields, as well as how to extract valuable insights from the vast amounts of data available to you.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements

Standard entry: 4 Highers at ABBB including Maths plus English at National 5.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including Maths at B plus English at National 5.

For entry to Level 2 you would require 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Maths and Computing Science plus Highers at ABBB.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

3 - 4 years


School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences


Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics

SCQF Level



Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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