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Proficiency in Data Science

Proficiency in Data Science

Data science is a fast-moving field and skills in this area are highly sought after by employers. The skills you will gain through the Proficiency in Data Science are directly applicable to many job roles. The pathway provides you with the opportunity to learn about the core competencies and application of data science and how it is transforming business and society.

This pathway is open all students, from any discipline.

If you pass 60 credits of modules taken from approved lists, you may have the words ‘with Proficiency in Data Science’ added to your degree title when you graduate.

Please note: The following modules are available for 2024/25 selection, we anticipate additional options becoming available from 2025/26.

Students without A-level Mathematics should complete the following module prior to any other modules:

Code Module TitleCreditsCompulsory
CSC2028  Mathematics for Data Science  15 Yes 


All students should complete the following module (15 credits): 

Code Module TitleCreditsCompulsory
 COM2015  Introduction to Data Science  15 Yes 

All students should choose one of the following modules (15 credits):

Code Module TitleCreditsCompulsory
BEM2057b Programming for Business Analytics 15 No
COM2016b Programming with Python 15 No


Students may choose their remaining 15-30 credits from the following list:

Code Module TitleCreditsCompulsory
COMM108 Data Systems 15  No 
ECMM422a Machine Learning 15 No
SOCM033 Data Goverance and Ethics 15 No
BIO2092a Genomics and Introductory Bioinformatics 15 No
BIO3092a Bioinformatics 15 No
HPDM096 Health Statistics for Data Scientists 15 No

aPlease note that these modules have pre-requisites


In line with section 12 of the TQA Manual , modules taken for the ‘with Proficiency in Data Science’ pathway must be taken at two different levels and must be passed. Condoned modules will not count towards qualification for the 'with Proficiency' degree title.

Students satisfying these criteria must confirm with their Faculty in advance of final awarding, that they wish for their award title to include the ‘with Proficiency in Data Science’ wording.


112 - Award of Undergraduate Degrees 'with Proficiency in' - Teaching Quality Assurance Manual - University of Exeter [26/01/2024]