The UK Government has identified a huge shortage of specialists in data science and artificial intelligence. The University of Sunderland is looking for a new generation of idealists, visionaries and problem solvers to help business, industry and government make the right decisions in our increasingly complex and uncertain world.
This course is designed for students who have little or no computing experience to gain the knowledge and skills required to work in data science or data analytics in the real world. On it, you will study subjects including the fundamentals of data science, data analytics, data visualisation and machine learning with data.
What is a data scientist?
Huge volumes of data are collected and stored worldwide every day. Data scientists make it meaningful – from identifying the spread of disease to helping prevent fraud and predicting online purchasing behaviour. Data science teams combine, explore and analyse this huge deluge of information using predictive algorithms and statistical modelling.
And you don’t need a degree in computing or mathematics
Starting in January 2021, our new conversion course in Applied Data Science (MSc) has been designed for graduates with little to no formal background in computing, statistics or mathematics.
We want you to bring your background with you, whether you graduated in Psychology, Business, Geography or Law. We are looking for people who ask questions, who don’t jump to conclusions, and who respond with caution. We want people who are able to find and communicate the best possible solutions.
There are scholarships associated with this programme – details of which, and instructions on how to apply will be made available in September.