About This Course
Behind every great business decision and scientific discovery there is data being crunched, and as Data Scientists we understand the power and intrinsic meaning in that data. The modern world needs a new breed of Data Scientist, one that can not only wield the power of advanced Artificial Intelligence but can also communicate the insight and recommendations to the world at large. That is precisely where the graduates of Bangor’s Data Science and Visualisation degree come in. From the outset, you will be immersed in the best of breed research-led science and theory in both handling and analysing data, and in communicating the message behind it using state-of-the-art information visualisation.
This degree blends the technical aspects of artificial intelligence, computer graphics and visualisation while also focusing on relaying the important messages to those that make the decisions. There are a multitude of careers that would benefit from this education, including Business Analysis and Intelligence, Marketing Analysis, Consumer Prediction and Decision Support.
This degree provides an inventive combination of computer science fundamentals, programming, data analysis, critical reasoning and machine learning. The programme produces graduates that are proficient in using data to derive insight using up-to-the-minute methods and algorithms. This combination will allow you to exploit the new frontier of machine learning and AI, ideally placing you to take up roles in both industry and academia.
In addition, the programme places a premium on responsible use of data. It champions the professional values needed when using the immense power of modern analytics, and an appreciation of relevant ethical, legal and social issues is embedded throughout. You will also be equipped with the transferable skills needed for any knowledge economy position; teamwork, communication, self-management, independence and discipline.
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
- We are a lively community with well-equipped laboratories, networked computers using industry-standard software and its own library.
- Our research and other interactions with industry ensure that our course reflects recent developments. Staff are practicing professionals, who work on joint projects and are consultants to industry.
- Final year projects are often carried out in collaboration with a local company - providing you with advantages when seeking employment.
- We have recently installed a large networking laboratory - designed to provide the opportunity to design and administer networks and to support the delivery of computer architecture modules.
What will you study on this course?
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Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Data Science and Visualisation Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
General University Costs
Home (UK) students
- The cost of a full-time undergraduate course is £9,000 per year (2021/22 entry).
- More information on fees and finance for Home (UK) students.
International (including EU) students
There are also some common additional costs that are likely to arise for students on all courses, for example:
- If you choose to study abroad or take the International Experience Year as part of your course.
- If you attend your Graduation Ceremony, there will be a cost for gown hire (£25-£75) and cost for additional guest tickets (c.£12 each).
Course-specific additional costs
Depending on the course you are studying, there may be additional course-specific costs that you will be required to meet. These fall into three categories:
- Mandatory Costs: these are related to a particular core or compulsory module that you’ll be required to complete to achieve your qualification e.g. compulsory field trips, uniforms for students on placement, DBS Check.
- Necessarily Incurred Costs: these may not be experienced by all students, and will vary depending on the course e.g. professional body membership, travel to placements, specialist software, personal safety equipment.
- Optional Costs: these depend on your choice of modules or activity and they are shown to give you an indication of the optional costs that may arise to make sure your choice is as informed as possible. These can include graduation events for your course, optional field trips, Welcome Week trips.
For 2021 entry:
- GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent required.
Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g:
- A Levels (including 1 in a Science/Maths/Computing/IT, excluding General Studies)
- BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in relevant subject (as above): DMM
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma: case by case
- International Baccalaureate Diploma is accepted
- Access to HE in a relevant subject as listed above**: Pass
- Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
- Key Skills are not accepted.
International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here.
We also welcome applications from mature applicants.
*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.
**Other subject areas may be considered on a case by case basis.
General University Requirements
To study for a degree, you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com.
We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.
All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.
As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.
We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more information about studying as a mature student, see our Studying at Bangor section of the website.
EU and International Students' Entry Requirements
For detailed guidance on the entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.
Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor University International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group.
Graduates from this course are anticipated to join industry in data analysis, financial analysis, data support or similar positions. Their degree will have equipped them with not only practical skills, but an understanding of the underpinning theory. This allows them to both provide accurate and insightful analysis and to communicate that insight to colleagues.
Opportunities at Bangor
The University’s Skills and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions.
The Bangor Employability Award (BEA)
With the BEA, you can gain recognition for your extra-curricular activities (e.g. volunteering, clubs and societies, part-time work, etc.)
Bangor University runs a paid internship scheme within the university’s academic and service departments.
Volunteering widens your experience and improves your employability. Find out more about the volunteering on the Students’ Union’s website.