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    BSc (Hons)Applied Data Science

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    Why study Data Science?

    Data Science is the driving force behind some of our largest global developments and most fascinating careers. From air pollution prediction to cancer detection and Artificial Intelligence; data scientists discover the truth behind information and use it to make a tangible difference to the world we inhabit.  

    In response to the UK's Digital Skills Gap, where nearly half of businesses are actively searching for digital talent, we're empowering students to become future-ready and emerge as the next generation of digital experts! Learning in our state-of-the-art business community, Station Quarter, you will hone the skills needed to build a successful career in Applied Data Science; including computing, machine learning, AI and wider academic skills. 

    But why Harper Adams University?

    Here at Harper Adams, we’re proud to champion our Digi-Bridge principle, offering a degree programme that equips you with the essential skills that are often missing from secondary education.  This means that when you step into the ‘real world’, you’ll be thoroughly prepared with a skill set that sets you apart from other graduates in the field.  

    The ‘Applied’ in our degree title also isn’t just a label; it’s a commitment to practical learning. We work closely with industries to create degrees that prepare you to meet the needs of the workforce, now and in the future — which is why we’ve been the number one University in the UK for career prospects for seven years running. 

    Our data science team is made up of industry experts who are deeply engaged in research and sector developments, ensuring your education is always current, relevant, and tailored to industry needs. Throughout your time at Harper Adams, you’ll actively participate in real-world business cases, live hackathons and inspiring ‘TED’-style Talks. This hands-on approach means that every class and workshop give you skills that can be put to immediate use, setting the stage for a successful career in data science.  

    UCAS code SQ01

    Institution code: H12


    of our Harper Adams graduates are in employment or further study!

    Graduate Outcomes, 2023

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    Entry requirements for 2025

    Our typical offer

    Offers tend to be in the region of 96 UCAS points.

    Full requirements

    Use the drop-down tool to select the qualifications you have or are working towards to see what grades would be required for access to this programme. If you can’t see your qualification or would like any assistance with entry requirements, please contact the Admissions team:

    How will I be taught?

    Our Applied Data Science degree at Harper Adams is centred on immersive, hands-on learning. Throughout your journey here, you'll consistently have opportunities to showcase your skills through various assessments: including quizzes, assignments, and engaging projects. In the final phase of your studies, you'll apply your acquired knowledge and learning to address a practical data science challenge for a real-world business. 

    As a student, you'll actively participate in workshops, seminars, and have the invaluable chance to learn from industry experts during guest speaker sessions. Additionally, you'll have access to online learning materials to prepare and test your knowledge, enabling you to then put theory into practice during class. We foster a dynamic learning environment that blends both online and in-person collaborative experiences, providing a well-rounded understanding of the subject matter. 

    To bolster your academic success, we offer supplementary online learning and access to tutoring services. Our program is designed to prepare you not just for academic achievement, but also for a future in the field of data science, equipping you with practical skills and knowledge necessary for success in both the data-driven industry and further education.

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    Fees and costs

    The latest fees for this course can be found in our fees and funding section. You will also find course related costs, specific to this course.

    Worried about the cost?

    Other sources of financial help are available, including a wide range of scholarships, Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA), and the Access to Learning fund.

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