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Data Science

Robert Gordon University

12 months
16950 GBP/year
5500 GBP/year
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This Data Science course offered at the Robert Gordon University will equip you with the knowledge and skills to design and implement computer-analytics and visualisation solutions across a range of industries.


With an emphasis on Big Data, you will gain an understanding of the needs of businesses and how to manage the requirements in this emerging international area of focus for companies, governments and economies.

The Data Science course from Robert Gordon University focuses on Big Data, traditional and unconventional data management including acquisition, storage, warehousing, analytics and visualisation tools and techniques. You’ll put these skills into practice in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Importantly, the course satisfies the demand for Data Scientists who have the ability to relate key performance indicators and contribute to the decision-making within a business, giving you an advantage in the job market.

Job Prospects

The opportunity to exploit Big Data is recognised world-wide, and it is included in government economic strategies. The UK Government and Scottish Governments highlight it as an emerging opportunity for growth. The course prepares you for a career in Data Science or in Big Data. Job openings include: Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Data Visualisation Specialist, Data Manager, Database Designer/Manager, Data Mining Expert and Big Data Scientist. 

The course also prepares students for research careers by providing the skills necessary of an effective researcher. Suitable MSc graduates may continue to PhD programmes within the school.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Mining
  • Advanced Data Management
  • Data Warehousing
  • Information Retrieval Systems
  • Professional Development and Research Skills
  • Big Data Analytics and Visualisation
  • Data Science Development
  • Advanced Data Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 28 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines are agreed for individual courses. Make sure you apply in time to be sure of your chance of a place.


195 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in Mathematics, Statistics, Computing or any other analytical discipline.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Rest of UK and EU students full-time: £6,920  per year
  • Part-Time per year:

    • National: £2,750
    • Rest of UK and EU students: £2,750 
    • International: £5,610

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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