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  PG Cert Data Science

Online University of Essex Online    Online Masters Degree Programmes

Part time July, October PGCert 8 months
Computer Science (8) Mathematics (25)

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Embark on a transformative journey with our PG Cert Data Science programme, designed to equip you with the essential skills for data-driven decision-making. Whether you're a non-computing graduate or a computing professional seeking specialization, this 100% online course offers a seamless conversion experience. From mastering programming languages like Python, SQL, and R to exploring data collection techniques, you'll delve into a comprehensive curriculum tailored to meet industry demands. The innovative virtual learning environment ensures real-time engagement with tutors and peers, fostering a dynamic learning experience. With a strong emphasis on continuous assessment and authentic student work, you'll receive unparalleled academic support throughout your studies. Upon completion, you can seamlessly progress to our Postgraduate Diploma or Masters programme. Join us at Essex Online, where academic excellence meets flexibility, and graduate with a prestigious qualification from the University of Essex. Unlock a world of opportunities in the high-demand field of Data Science.

About the course

Learn the techniques needed for data-driven decisions and get access to this high-demand field with our PG Cert Data Science.

Our conversion course is 100% online and is suited to both non-computing graduates and computing professionals seeking to specialise. Throughout your course, you will study concepts from data collection to decision making, develop skills for several programs and applications, and focus on programming languages such as Python, SQL and R. Upon completion, you will also be able to continue your studies and advance onto our Postgraduate Diploma or Masters programme. 

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Entry Requirements

Academic entry route
You must have the following qualifications as a minimum:
• an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience entry route
You must meet the following criteria:
• at least three years’ relevant work experience

English language requirement
Our courses are taught in English so to study with us you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency.


£3,945 UK and International (2022-23)
£4,056 UK / £4,143 International (2023-24)

Our PG Cert Data Science tuition fees include all teaching materials and required reading. There aren't any hidden charges for assessments or resits!

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Essex Online


Student Profile

Michelle Franklin

The course is amazing. It isn’t easy.

I needed an online course as running the business does take up a lot of my time. I looked into the different options and their course was well explained and the information given by the team was very straight forward and easy to understand.

The course is amazing, it isn’t easy, and you need to be focused and make time to read the literature and complete your modules but it has ignited a passion for learning that I had forgotten I had. It is important that you learn how to manage your time and ensure you make the most of any study time you get.

The course is well structured, and the online forum is easy to use. There is a lot of ongoing support so if you are unsure of something you can always contact either your student support team or your tutor. You are never made to feel that any question is silly, being new to study and being older I was worried that I would look daft and ask silly questions but not once have any of the team made me feel that way.

There is so much support from the team at the University of Essex Online. They are on hand all the way through the process of applying for your course, the funding options available and they support you as you go along.

I was hesitant and put off doing this for years as I doubted my ability and didn’t feel confident enough but now I wish I had taken the leap years ago.


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Value of Scholarship(s)

5% discount


We’ll offer you a 5% discount if you pay your full course fee up-front. This is only applicable to students studying online and does not apply to students studying on campus.

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