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Data Science Degree Apprenticeship

About the course

Final award: BSc Honours Data Science (work-based)

Our Data Scientist Degree Apprenticeship has been developed by the University of Hertfordshire in partnership with leading employers and subject experts to meet growing global demand for data science talent and prepare apprentices for successful careers as data scientists.

Apprentices will develop the skills and expertise to interrogate data, systems and approaches to unlock insights, improve organisational processes and inform decision making.

Why choose this course?

Our degree apprenticeship programme offers a tailored, work-based learning experience that equips apprentices with the skills and expertise to effectively manage and analyse large datasets within your organisations. The programme empowers apprentices to bridge the gap between theory and practice, enabling you to contribute effectively to your organisation's data-driven decision-making processes and drive meaningful business outcomes.

Apprentices will undergo comprehensive training in specific data analysis techniques and data science problem-solving skills, including statistics, mathematical modelling, algorithm design, and computer programming. You will also develop essential business skills, such as presentation and communication, teamwork, and workload management, ensuring apprentices graduate as well-rounded professionals capable of addressing diverse challenges in the workplace.

One of the unique features of our programme is the emphasis on practical application. Throughout the apprenticeship, apprentices are encouraged to identify and explore opportunities, data, and business questions within your organisation, where you can apply the techniques learned. By integrating real-world work experiences into your projects, the programme enables you to contextualise your learning, making it more relevant and impactful.

What will I study?

The course will develop the knowledge and skills required to collect, organise and study data to provide new business insight. Apprentices will develop understanding of the context of data science and the ethical, legal and social issues relating to data science, and their implication on your work and organisation.

The course will consist of blended learning: mix of lecture, tutorial, discussions and group work, as well as directed independent study.


After successfully completing the degree apprenticeship programme, you will have developed the knowledge, skills and behaviours to work in industry as a data scientist.

Further career opportunities include the following roles:

  • Data scientist
  • Data analyst
  • Data engineering
  • Data architect
  • Technology professional

The University’s careers service provides a range of support to help apprentices develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our careers pages for more information.