Data Science is a new and rapidly expanding discipline that uses scientific approaches, business understanding, data and artificial intelligence to extract knowledge and understanding from the vast quantities of data sources that exist.
Data scientists work with data, including datasets relating to climate change, health and social media to enhance insight, to innovate and to enable data driven decision-making.
This course aims to teach you the theory and practical elements of data science: manipulating and analysing big data sets to draw meaning and understanding that affect our everyday lives.
You will study a wide range of modules including data management, coding, statistical methods, data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data visualisation and data engineering.
2022 entry requirements
Standard entry: 4 Highers at BBBB including Maths or Physics plus English and Maths at National 5.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBCC including Maths or Physics at B plus English and Maths at National 5.
For entry to year 2 you require 3 Advanced Highers at BBC including Maths or Physics.