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Data Science (HTQ) CertHE

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Course length
9 Months
Park, Cheltenham

What is Data Science (HTQ) CertHE?

The Certificate of Higher Education in Data Science is an intensive one-year programme that prepares you for an exciting career in the field of artificial intelligence and data analysis.

The course is aimed at industry professionals and provides an introduction to data analysis and data technologies.

It covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of entry-level data science, such as python, machine learning and data visualization.

The programme also provides you with some of the fundamental skills in computer science and programming, such as object-oriented programming, data structures, algorithms, and database design.

You’ll study at Park Campus – home to UoG’s computing and cyber security courses. UoG has secured £5.8 million funding to enhance our computing and cyber facilities, and the new state-of-the-art hub will open in the 2024/25 academic year.

This course gives you the opportunity to start your journey in the field of data science. Please note that this course is currently pending validation.

Study style

The modules that make up the The Certificate of Higher Education in Data Science will allow you to learn independently, as well as in teams, building crucial skills required for industry.

Theory will be delivered in an interactive and open fashion, driven by your questions and interests to the extent possible within the planned curriculum.

All theory sessions will be followed by a lab session during which you are able to implement the theories you have just been learning, guided by lecturers and support staff to overcome challenges and make steady progress.

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Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
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Sep 2024 Park, Cheltenham I260 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Park, Cheltenham I260 TBC TBC

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Upon completion of the course, you’ll be presented with a range of career in roles such as a junior data analyst, junior software developer, technician and software QA.

In addition you’ll be well prepared for further study at degree level should you wish to undertake it.

State-of-the-art facilities

UoG has secured £5.8 million funding to enhance our computing and cyber facilities by March 2025. These will include a new cyber control centre and VR facility, a new digital lounge, as well as enhanced teaching and learning facilities.

The new state-of-the-art facility will enable you to simulate real-life experiences and graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your career.

Join a connected learning environment

Join a multi-disciplinary school offering opportunities to engage with academics and students across Business, Computing, Law, Social Sciences, and Engineering.

There is a strong sense of community, with staff and learners sharing both work and relaxation spaces.

Expert and proactive teachers

Benefit from an experienced team of expert teachers undertaking applied research and actively seeking industry-driven opportunities for students. These include industry-linked projects.

Study in the UK’s cyber hub

You’ll study at UoG’s Park Campus in Cheltenham – home of GCHQ and the largest concentration of cyber technology businesses in the country.

There really is no better place to start an exciting career at the cutting edge of digital technology.

Trips and experiences

You will have the opportunity to attend data science-related industry conferences. In addition to this, students benefit from talks by guest speakers from industry. Recent speakers have included Dr Kate Ellis, Audit, Data and Research Officer at Sperry Rail.

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