From big business to social media to finance and the public sector, the demand for data scientists is soaring. Our BSc (Hons) Data Science and Analytics course will provide you with the technical and analytical skills to make sense of the vast amounts of data now available to organisations, while working within the regulatory and technical boundaries of the field. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You’ll learn to use different databases, systems and analytical tools to generate valuable insights for businesses and government – from opportunities to target new products or increase sales, to identifying trends, patterns and correlations that could save lives. There is a strong commercial aspect to the course content, focusing on how to present and visualise your findings for maximum impact. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE Throughout, you’ll be applying your analytical capabilities to real-life practical problems and real-world datasets, such as the big data that the University of Portsmouth holds as a result of our internationally recognised research in cosmology, health informatics and cyber-security. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students who have studied computing and IT at A Level and wish to specialise. It is also for students with strong IT skills and awareness, but who have studied science, engineering or technology subjects, business studies, maths, economics or statistics. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You also have the opportunity to work on our supercomputer SCIAMA – which with 3,702 computer cores and networked clusters offers more processing power than most commercial platforms. AFTER THE COURSE With organisations in a range of sectors seeking data science expertise, you'll have a wide range of opportunities for a year-long, paid placement in industry – and an even wider range of opportunities when you graduate. Roles our graduates could take on include data analyst, data scientist, systems developer, and systems analyst.