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Data science

Develop the skills and expertise to interrogate data, systems and methodologies to unlock insights which help address complex problems. Study in state-of-the-art facilities and gain the theory, practical skills and work experience needed for a rewarding career.

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Artificial Intelligence

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
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4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Accredited by:

Intel AI Academy, BCS and IET

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Data and Analytical Science

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
,
5 years with foundation and placement
Course features
  • Use specialist technologies to analyse complex data
  • Learn in dedicated AI labs, with industry-standard software and tools
  • Prepare to work in the fast-growing field of data science and machine learning by working on real data sets

Data Science

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Degree Apprenticeship

Study in:
Blended learning
Available as:
4 years
Course features
  • Includes a hackathon-style bootcamp simulating the role of a data scientist in a real environment
  • Study while you work, with no tuition fees

Data Scientist (Bioinformatics)

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Degree Apprenticeship

Study in:
Blended learning
Available as:
4 years
Course features
  • Developed in partnership with the world-renowned Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Work alongside industry experts in some of the world’s most advanced scientific companies
  • Course materials have been co-written by renowned bioinformaticians and scientists

Digital and Technology Solutions

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Degree Apprenticeship

Study in:
Blended learning
Available as:
4 years
Accredited by:

Tech Industry Gold

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Digital Marketing

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Degree Apprenticeship

Study in:
Blended learning
Available as:
4 years
Accredited by:

IDM and CIM

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Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
Course features
  • Master advanced data science tools and techniques
  • Explore areas such as programming and machine learning
  • Pursue a new career with our one-year conversion course

Artificial Intelligence

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time
,
20 months full-time
Course features
  • Learn in-demand skills in data analysis and modelling
  • Put your skills into practice on an optional placement
  • Take advantage of our links with Cambridge’s booming technology sector

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We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

From networking and cyber security to computer science and artificial intelligence, we’re passionate about developing ambition and careers in our School of Computing and Information Science.

Many of our undergraduate courses offer you the opportunity to take a placement year. It's a great way to gain knowledge and contacts in the industry.

Our industry links mean we stay up to date with what employers need, so we can help you to develop your skills and knowledge – and become an expert in emerging technologies.

World-class facilities

By studying a data science course at ARU, you'll have access to:

  • computer labs and skills spaces to support your learning
  • a Cisco lab with hands-on routing and switching equipment
  • the latest industry-standard software and hardware for harnessing AI Intel’s AI Academy, an online resource for data processing
  • Microsoft Imagine Premium’s professional developer and designer tools
  • VMWare IT Academy’s virtualisation software and tools.

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"ARU has given me the opportunity to apply what I am taught to my daily work. I also like to be able to earn while I’m studying and gain a degree and work experience at the same time."

Molly Peeters

Digital Technology Solutions degree apprentice with Sepura

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