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Postgraduate Certificate Online

Data Science

University of Essex Online

8 months
3945 GBP/full
3945 GBP/full
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The PG Cert Data Science from University of Essex Online is designed to provide a solid grounding in the techniques needed to start making data-driven decisions, for those without a background in computing or computing professionals looking to move into a more specialist field.

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You will explore core topics such as:

  • the background context and theoretical concepts, from data collection to decision making
  • mathematical and statistical methods and their real-world applications within this domain
  • data wrangling with a focus on big data

Throughout the Data Science programme from University of Essex Online , you will develop a number of programs and applications, and the course will focus on the programming languages Python, SQL and R. Towards the end of your studies, there will be the opportunity to progress onto a PG Dip or the full Masters.

Why we’re great

  • This programme will equip you with all the tools and knowledge needed to make data-driven decisions in any industry.
  • There’s no need to download lots of different software packages – all programming languages are included within the tuition fee and all work is carried out in our online development environment.
  • This conversion course will enable you to access the broad range of data science vacancies, even if you don’t have a computing background.

Your future

Organisations worldwide are collecting more data than ever before, but there is a significant skills shortage. Many companies don’t have employees who know how to derive meaningful insights from it, and convert that information into valuable actions. This programme will develop those skills and prepare you for roles such as Data Scientist, Big Data Analyst, Data Modeller, among others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Data Professional 
  • Numerical Analysis 
  • Deciphering Big Data

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Cert Data Science, as a minimum you must have an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification.
  • In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Cert Data Science, you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience in IT or computer science.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3945 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3945 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    3945 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3945 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.


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