CAREER ACCELERATOR

Data Science

Develop a commercial understanding of how data science can be applied to business and stand out in the industry.

Developed in collaboration with industry leaders

7 months, online

20 hours per week

Starts 18 Mar 2024

Apply by 11 Mar 2024

Structured but flexible

Weekly goals. Your schedule.

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Receive more details about programme benefits, the curriculum, and the experts you’ll learn from.

Get more than skills – get results

Elodie Hudson

From teacher to data scientist (in 3 months).

Hazel Chan

“I shifted into my dream role at my current company.”

Ash Johnson

From job searcher to senior data engineer.

What you’ll learn

Each course is purpose-built to give you the practical capability you need to stand out in the industry. You’ll do practical portfolio activities and projects throughout the programme. You’ll finish with a six-week Employer Project – where you’ll apply what you’ve learned to a real-world scenario.

Who you’ll learn from

Subject Experts

To ensure relevance and rigour, the programme content is developed in consultation with both university faculty and industry leaders.

Facilitators

Get both live and on-demand guidance from experienced professionals for content challenges and industry best practices.

Career Coaches

Set yourself up for long-term success in your career through a mix of one-to-one sessions and interactive masterclasses with your coach.

Get proof of what you know and of what you can do

If you want to stand out, you need the right knowledge and the ability to translate it into action.

The university certificate you’ll earn once you graduate is a recognised mark of excellence that helps you stand out in a crowded market. To complement the certificate, you can use the Employer Project as a case study to prove the relevance of what you’ve learned and your ability to deliver commercial value to a business.

Different ways to invest in your career

Accessing our flexible payment plans is easier than you think (it takes less than 5 minutes).
Book a call with an Enrolment Advisor to see if you qualify – chances are, you do.

6 months

 no added fees or interest

Make a 10% deposit of £800 and then six monthly payments of £1,200.

£1,200

MONTHLY

24 months

 no added fees or interest

This plan is only available to UK citizens and residents, and is offered through our finance partner EdAid. You’ll be required to make a 10% deposit, followed by 24 monthly payments of £350.

£350

MONTHLY

What could you earn as a data scientist?

As of October 2023, insights from Glassdoor indicate that a data scientist in the UK is likely to earn:
up to £68k per year
up to £88k per year for those in senior roles
over £160k per year as an executive.

If you’re a business, you could be our next partner

We work with industry partners in a few different ways, and we’re open to finding a way that works for you. Here are some of the benefits.

Outsource a project

Co-design a business project to get access to the minds of a group of ambitious and diverse professionals who are solely focused on solving your business problem.

Train your team

We’ll work with you to find a custom solution for your team on all or part of a programme. As learners or mentors, they’ll benefit from relevant skills and university-approved knowledge.

Make recruitment easier

Transform the way you recruit for complex digital roles with exposure to a highly relevant pool of talent and tangible proof of what they’re capable of.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating on the Employer Project to not only to provide the learners with the unique opportunities to practise data science on offer at the Bank of England, but to also give us the opportunity to reach a broader pool of potential talent from diverse backgrounds and experience who we know have the skills we need to help us achieve our mission.”

James Benford, Chief Data Officer at Bank of England

Why learn data science?

Ten years ago, a data scientist was labelled the “sexiest job of the 21st century” by Harvard Business Review. By 2019, postings for the role had increased by 256%. Over the years, the role’s demand has continued to grow alongside the career potential: it’s the highest-paying job in the UK, with strong job satisfaction.

The demand for data scientists is driven by the ever-increasing amount of data produced and captured, and the move towards data-based decision-making. Until now, the role has been characterised as a technical role and not necessarily a business role. Herein lies a huge opportunity: When you learn how data science applies to commercial contexts, you’ll be able to go beyond statistics and AI to shape the future of a business.

A holistic approach for ongoing impact

Career Accelerators address four knowledge and skill groups that lay the foundations for sustainable career success.

Technical

Technical knowledge, skills, and experience in high-demand technologies.

Business

The business understanding needed to apply technical skills in a meaningful way.

Employability

Human skills essential for
on-the-job performance, promotions, and leadership.

Personal

Self-awareness and reflective capabilities critical for sustained career growth.

If you’re not sure, speak to someone

Find out if this programme will suit you and your goals by talking to an Enrolment Advisor. They’ll help you feel confident in your decision (whether it’s a yes or a no).

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