Data Science MSci/BSc (Hons)
UCAS Code: BSc: 256A
UCAS Code: MSci: 257A
International Code: BSc: EECU148
International Code: MSci: EECU149
Coventry University (Coventry)
BSc:3 years full-time4 years sandwich
MSci:4 years full-time5 years sandwich
We are reviewing this course for 2023-24 entry and the validated module information will be added shortly. Please keep checking back on this course page to see our latest updates.
Study level: Undergraduate
Data scientists/analysts are in demand across a large range of sectors, from healthcare to finance, from marketing to transport. This course aims to provide the essential training you will need to be successful in this fast-moving, dynamic field.
The course brings together a range of techniques that the modern data scientist needs. You will study modules in mathematics, data analysis and computing and tackle a variety of interesting and engaging problems from the latest research studies, business and industry.
Global ReadyAn international outlook, with global opportunities
Teaching excellenceTaught by lecturers who are experts in their field
EmployabilityCareer ready graduates, with the skills to succeed
Why you should study this course
- You will have the chance to equip yourself with transferable and professional skills which prepare you for employment in industry, business, or education.
- You will be provided with the opportunity to develop critical and reflective skills required for problem solving in a variety of contexts.
- The course has a particular emphasis on modern applications and the use of appropriate computational methods, software and technology.
- You can expect to improve your knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of the latest data science, as well as the use of computational methods.
- You will have the chance to gain industry-relevant experience2 as you apply real-world, commercial software development practices within teams of your peers, preparing you for your career after graduation.
How you'll learn
Learning will be facilitated through a variety of methods which may include lectures, seminars, lab, workshops, online activities and group work. You will be expected to engage in both class and online activities, and discussions. You can also expect to participate in additional guided reading and self-directed study to reinforce the learning gained from timetabled sessions.
Formative feedback will be used to prepare you for summative assessment and give you an early indication of your progress. A portion of each module's contact time will be dedicated to course support sessions. The course support sessions are where you can explore areas of this course which you may find challenging or get support with your personal projects and employability efforts.
Teaching contact hours
We understand that everyone learns differently, so each of our courses will consist of structured teaching sessions, which can include:
- On campus lectures, seminars and workshops
- Group work
- Self-directed learning
- Work placement opportunities.
If you would like more information, you can request information about teaching hours.
Part of university life is undertaking self-directed learning. During a typical week you will have time that allows you to work independently to apply the skills and knowledge you have learnt in taught or facilitated sessions to your projects or assignment briefs. This self-directed learning allows you to use your research skills, consolidate your knowledge or undertake collaborative group work.
As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.
Assessment methods include:
- Formal examinations
- Phase tests
- Group work
- Individual Assignments
The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.
Typical offer for 2023 entry.
|Requirement||What we're looking for|
|A level||BSc: BBB to include Mathematics at grade B or above. Excludes General Studies.
MSci: ABB to include one from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Computing or Design Technology. Excludes General Studies.
|GCSE||BSc: Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.
MSci: Minimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including English and Mathematics
|BTEC||BSc: Assessed on an individual basis.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||BSc: 29 points to include 5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level.
MSci: 31 points to include either Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology or IT at Higher level
We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.
Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:
You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.
Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.
English language requirements
- IELTS (BSc): 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5.
- IELTS (MSci): 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 6.0
If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.
For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.
Fees and funding
|Student||Full time||Part time|
|UK||TBC per year||Not available|
|International||TBC per year||Not available|
If you choose to do a work placement2, you should consider travel and living costs to cover this. There is also a tuition fee3 of £1,250 that will cover your academic support throughout your placement year.
For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.
We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.
Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.
On-site facilities4 offer you high-specification learning environments, which benefit from extensive social learning facilities, well-appointed laboratories, lecturing facilities and classrooms, facilitating our innovative teaching methods across a diverse suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
- sigma Centre: mathematics and statistics support: an award-winning support centre which provides a range of learning resources in mathematics and statistics. You can make use of drop-in sessions or one-to-one appointments.
- Informal Study Areas: Informal computer access to all the specialist software required for your studies. There are bookable spaces where you can meet with academics or work in small groups.
Careers and opportunities
The Data Science course at Coventry is focused on preparing you to work in one of the most dynamic fields in the digital age, with a focus on transferrable, work-ready skills.
As a data analyst, you will often find yourself working in a multidisciplinary environment, as you bring your technical skills and knowledge to bear upon a specific business context in which your peers are experts. Those are precisely the situations which the graduate attributes framework upon which Coventry University builds its degree courses was created to train you to handle.
Data analysts have job prospects in areas such as business analysis, risk analysis, energy demand forecasting, health analytics, sports analytics, web analytics, games data analytics, social media analytics and many more.
Where our graduates work
Previous students have found employment as a Financial Analyst at IBM, Gaming Financial Analyst for Warner Bros, Finance Assistant at Scottish Power, Business Performance Process Analyst at National Grid, Power Analyst at E.ON and a Customer Service Analyst for Cummins.
Recent graduates have embarked on Finance Graduate Schemes, as a customer services analyst, a graduate actuary, an information analyst and a trainee accountant for companies like E-On, National Grid, Thames Water, NHS, Hodge Lifetime Solutions and Prime Accountants. Others have also used their qualifications to progress into teaching careers, as well as postgraduate study to obtain MSc, MPhil, and PhD qualifications.
If you meet the criteria, you could choose to take an additional fourth year master's option3, which will deepen your knowledge and expertise.
How to apply
Full-time students applying to start in September 2023 can apply for this course through UCAS from 6 September 2022.
Part-time students should apply directly to the university. Read our application pages to find out your next steps to apply.
If you'd like further support or more information about your course get in touch with us today.
Full-time students applying to start in September 2023 should apply directly to the university. Applications are due to be open in June 2022, so please return to this page to fill out your application.How to apply
For further support for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree view our International hub.
You can also download our International guide which contains lots of useful information about our courses, accommodation and tips for travel.
Get in touch with us today for further advice and guidance.
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2UK and international opportunities
Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or International opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.
The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For Home Students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation.
For International Students, we may increase fees each year but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.
Facilities are subject to availability. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.
By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. The 2022/23 Contract is currently being updated so please revisit this page before submitting your application. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.