Data Science (PDA)

Edinburgh College


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Data Science is the fastest growing Tech industry area, and all employers are looking for Data savvy professionals to join their team. Data gives insights that give businesses the competitive edge, or inspire innovation and adaptation to improve lives or processes and systems.

Entry Requirements

This is an undergraduate level course and it is anticipated those undertaking it will be qualified to HNC, HND or Degree level, preferably in a related subject area, Technical, Scientific, Mathematical.

The course work requires you to make use of programming and so you will need to be confident enough to make use of both Python and R programming languages without being taught the basics.

Progression Routes

Relevant degree programme.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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