|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Our BSc Data Science and Analytics (including foundation year) is open to Home, EU and international students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your English language and academic skills.
This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory English language and academic skills module.
You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.
After successful completion of Year Zero in our International Academy, you progress to complete your course with the Department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. At Essex, we help you to understand how utilising the speed and processing-power of computers can assist in using data to make better decisions. You discover the new methods and the smart, unusual questions needed to make sense of both numerical and textual data. Your course balances solid theory with practical application through exploring topics including:
- Computer science and programming
- Databases and mathematical skills
- Ethical issues around the use and processing of data
- Specialist skills in the areas of big data, data analytics and data science
A successful career in data science requires you to possess truly interdisciplinary knowledge, so we ensure that you graduate with a wide-ranging yet specialised set of skills in this area. You are taught mainly within our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, but also benefit from input from our Department of Mathematical Sciences, Essex Business School, and our International Academy.
Data scientists are required in every sector, carrying out statistical analysis or mining data on social media, so our course can open the door to almost any industry, from health, to government, to publishing.
Computers and Electronics
Mathematics and Statistics
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Databases
Mathematics for Data Science (optional)
Linear Mathematics (optional)
Group Project & Industrial Practice
Databases and Information Retrieval
Introduction to Quantitative Management
Software Engineering (optional)
Application Programming (optional)
Data Structures and Algorithms (optional)
Modelling Experimental Data (optional)
Statistical Methods (optional)
Stochastic Processes (optional)
Applied Statistics (optional)
Bayesian Computational Statistics (optional)
Combinatorial Optimisation (optional)
Distributed Computing Systems (optional)
Large Scale Software Systems and Extreme Programming (optional)
Natural Language Engineering (optional)
Advanced Programming (optional)
Individual Project (optional)
Our graduates in data science have been very successful in finding employment in the public sector, consulting, technology, retail, and utilities, while a number have gone on to postgraduate study or research.
Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:
Royal Bank of Scotland
Force India F1
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.