Entry requirements

We accept two subjects at A-level or equivalent. If you’re a mature student and you don’t meet our entry criteria, you may be eligible to enrol through our mature student process.

If you're unsure if you meet the admissions criteria, get in touch and we'll talk through it with you. We consider each application and individual set of circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

Overseas qualifications may be accepted, and will be subject to evidence of equivalency normally verified through ECCTIS (UK ENIC).

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Months of entry

Students can start on any day.

Months of entry


Course content

Launch an exciting new career in the fast-growing field of data science with our online BSc (Hons) Data Sciencedegree. Expertly designed by leading data scientists, this flexible course equips you with sought-after analytical and problem-solving abilities that are in high demand across multiple industries. As the world continues becoming more digital, our degree opens doors to rewarding data-driven roles globally.

By studying this online course, you'll develop specialised skills to unlock value from data. You'll study fundamental concepts like Python programming, statistical analysis, database systems and machine learning. You'll learn to handle data professionally - acquiring, cleaning, analysing, and visualizing insights.

Our approach to learning focuses on practical skills alongside theory. You'll use industry-standard tools to work on projects that mirror real-world situations, preparing you for roles including data analyst, engineer, consultant and more, in industries from tech and finance to healthcare and the sciences.

Career opportunities

Our data science distance learning course will give you the technical, theoretical and practical expertise you need to embark on a variety of career paths, anywhere in the world. When you study with us, you’ll not only gain specialist skills for the corporate world, but also the necessary tools and know-how giving you many more career options.

So, what are some potential career options after completing your data science degree?

Data scientist

Your BSc (Hons) Data Science degree gives you the business intelligence and analytical expertise to:

  • solve problems

  • develop transformative tools

  • provide valuable advice to elevate the financial success of global companies.

These skills are very much in demand. You can use your knowledge in various key business areas from analysing big data and minimising risk to making data-driven projections that create economic stability.

Data engineer or analyst

Your BSc (Hons) Data Science degree gives you the specialised skills to expertly analyse data and use it to inform impactful actions. You can also use your knowledge to optimise systems and make strategic decisions that support development. Your problem-solving prowess and advanced analytical understanding can help you excel in business areas such as creating robust data processes and developing infrastructure to increase operational efficiency.

Business intelligence analyst

As a business intelligence analyst, you'll analyse complex data sets, identifying trends and patterns to provide actionable insights for stakeholders. You'll create and maintain data models and reporting systems, supporting strategic decision-making. Your specialised data analysis and problem-solving skills will be crucial in developing robust processes and infrastructure to enhance operational efficiency.

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Fees and funding

UK students
£6395 a year full time
International students
£6395 a year full time

Achieve your degree at your own pace and tailor your studies around your work and personal commitments.

For UK students, the total fees for our online courses will remain the same whether you opt for full-time or part-time study. You may be eligible for a student loan for this online distance-learning programme, and if you encounter financial challenges as an undergraduate student, you can apply for assistance from our Hardship Fund. These funds are accessible twice during the academic year – you will be notified when applications are open, and the allocation of funds will be determined by the Scholarship, Bursaries, and Prizes Committee.

Both UK and international students can enjoy a 2% discount on total fees by paying annually in advance, or a 10% discount by paying the full amount upfront for an undergraduate course. To explore all financial support options for your BSc (Hons) Data Science degree, please visit our UK fees and funding page or international fees and funding page.

Please note that the prices listed below are specifically for online study mode (available scholarships are not included).

  • Full-time: Complete your degree in the 36 months and study flexibly – when and where suits you. The cost is 6,935£ per year studying 7-8 modules per year.
  • Part-time option 1: Complete your degree in the 48 months and study flexibly – when and where suits you. The cost is 5,201£ per year studying 5-6 modules per year.
  • Part-time option 2: Complete your degree in the 72 months and study flexibly – when and where suits you. The cost is 3,468£ per year studying 3-4 modules per year.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • BSc
    full time
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    72 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions team