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Data Science: Principles, Tools and Best Practices

This module will investigate what data science is and will cover common terminology such as ‘big data,’ ‘data mining’ and ‘curation of data.’ You will also learn the essential programming skills for real-world application of data science practices.

At the end of this module, students will have acquired key technical and conceptual skills to strategically manage data in their departments and organisation.

Data Science: Principles, Tools and Best Practices

Key Facts

  • Module from the Postgraduate Certificate in Data Science
  • Certified by: CPD-Continuing Professional Development
  • Duration: 12 weeks | 1 class per week
  • Mode of StudyTo be confirmed
  • Intake Date: May 2021
  • Tuition Fees: 
    • Live online: £990
    • On-campus: £1,150

(Flexible payment plans and group discounts available)

Module Contents

  • Data science terminology

  • Identifying trends from data

  • Applied mathematics and statistics

  • Data cleaning and preparation

  • Statistical hypothesis and interference. A/B testing.

Data Science: Principles, Tools and Best Practices

Key Benefits:

  • Familiarise with the meanings of the main processes in data science
  • Get to grips with the mathematics behind this field
  • Learn how to read and write quality code (pep8) for data analysis and plotting and explore data science tools (git, conda, pip, jupyter) and common libraries (pandas, numpy, scipy)
  • Understand the architecture and design of a data science project, how can this optimise performance and increase business competitiveness

  • General mathematical background. Notions of statistics, probabilities and algebra.

  • Basic understanding of computations Optional: familiarity with coding (python or R) Optional: Professional experience in management, finance, IT or other

  • Fluency in English

  • Personal Computer with minimum:

    • Intel Atom® processor or Intel® Core™ i3 processor

    • 1GB RAM

    • 4GB Disk space

    • Operating systems: Windows* 7, macOS, Linux


*This course is planned to run in May 2021. However, it is subject to student demand. For more information, speak to one of our advisors on: +44 (0) 20 3435 4644.

Meet Our Delegates

Iliyana Stamatova
“What I enjoyed most about the course where that they are very practical, they literally give you an arsenal of tools.’’
Iliyana Stamatova
Advanced certificate in management consulting and project management
Ikechi Okereke
“I decided to study the course because of the benefits it would have on my career, after going through the contents and the modules of the programme, it covered areas that are of interest to me.’’
Ikechi Okereke
Postgraduate certificate in finance
Claire Tiphine
“This course gave me a lot of basic excels, tips and tricks which I think are super useful for other purposes and a lot of real world knowledge"
Claire Tiphine
Advanced financial modelling

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