Data Science

Edinburgh Napier University


Merchiston Campus


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 teaches you the the best way to learn about data science as it aims to teach you both the theory and practical elements of the subject: 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.

Entry Requirements

2023 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.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years



Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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