University of Stirling Data Science

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University of Stirling Data Science

This exciting new course is the first in Scotland to be run in partnership with SAS, a global leader in business analytics solutions. It has been developed in close collaboration with leading financial services organisation HSBC and The Data Lab, to produce graduates with the skills that industry needs.

The course addresses the acknowledged shortage of business leaders and managers with a detailed working knowledge of data analytics. It provides students with a deep understanding of the industrial and scientific relevance of advanced analytics and their application in strategic and operational decision-making. In doing so, it develops graduates with a highly sought-after blend of data analytics, business acumen and advanced management skills.

The course gives you the opportunity to develop specialist skills by choosing elective modules from finance, computing science and management. You’ll work on real life consultancy-style projects alongside industry leaders in data analytics. Our extensive network of external organisations across all sectors provides opportunities to build your knowledge, skills and experience for a successful career in business analytics roles.

SAS partnership

Our partnership gives students access to SAS educational material and licensed software, plus the opportunity for engaging in projects with an industry leader in the field of business analytics. Global organisations from all sectors use SAS to support strategic decision-making. We’re confident that this partnership will make students stand out in their chosen career path.

The Data Lab

We work closely with The Data Lab, an internationally leading research and innovation centre in data science. Established with an £11.3 million grant from the Scottish Funding Council, The Data Lab will enable industry, public sector and world-class university researchers to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment. Its core mission is to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from data. Our students will benefit from a wide range of learning and networking events that connect leading organisations seeking business analytics skills with students looking for exciting opportunities in this field.