University of Essex Online - PG Dip Data Science

This course provides a comprehensive grounding across a range of essential data science topics, and will prepare you to derive meaningful insights and practical actions from the large amount of data collected by modern businesses worldwide.
  • University of Essex Online, England
  • 7714 £
  • 16 Months
  • Online
  • 25 October 2022

Course Information

The computing courses are designed for individuals with no previous technical knowledge or experience. You will be introduced to both basic concepts and complex considerations within the general or specialist field of your study. And you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to break into a broad range of industries, from AI to cyber security.

All of the programs, packages and programming languages you need throughout the course are included within the tuition fee, and you will complete projects using our online development environment.



About the University / School

With a 50+ year heritage, the University of Essex is an award-winning institution. The University is part of the elite group of ‘dual intensive’ universities for teaching and research excellence. It is rated 27th in the UK by the Complete University Guide (CUG 2022).

The University of Essex also delivers undergraduate and postgraduate courses online.  They are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning, this partnership is since 2007. Students across 140 countries study online programmes. In the National Student Survey (NSS 2021), the University rated 95% for overall student satisfaction: top for overall student satisfaction when compared to other mainstream universities in the UK.


Learning format

You will study in an interactive Virtual Learning Environment. With engaging, interactive course content, it is specifically designed for students to study online and informed by relevant pedagogic principles.

There are discussions, lecture casts and reading all available in an online format which can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

The PG Dip Data Science is made up of modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 120 credits.


Entry requirements

Applicants normally have an undergraduate degree from an approved institution or anequivalent to a UK Honours degree.

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Dip Data Science, you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience in IT or computer science.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to take a short aptitude test. Please note that we will consider your performance in the aptitude test as part of your overall application, so if you don’t pass the test you may still be accepted onto the course.

If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5. If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we will ask you to pass our free online English test.

Apply before:

20 October 2022

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University of Essex Online - University of Essex Online - PG Dip Data Science