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Southampton Data Science Academy

Southampton Data Science Academy forms part of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton and was developed in partnership with leading global education specialists Cambridge Education Group. The Academy was established to bridge the data skills gap in today’s increasingly data-driven world through world-class training and education from industry-leading academics and thought leaders in the field of data science.

New courses starting 11 October 2021


  • We offer a range of Continuing Professional Development courses (CPD) in Data Science and are primarily targeted at professionals requiring general as well as sector related skills in this fascinating area.
  • These are short online courses that run over 6 weeks.
  • All courses certified by the University of Southampton and run in collaboration with Cambridge Education Group and the Southampton Data Science Academy.

What you get

  • Courses are delivered 100% online - flexibility to learn at your own pace.
  • Hands-on learning - Use real-life business examples and immediately apply your learnings to your work
  • Access to world-class teaching - Our team of industry-leading experts are renowned for their data science work
  • A 50% cost reduction is available on all courses to all University of Southampton staff and students.

How you'll learn

  • All our courses have been developed by world-leading experts in data science, and are designed to fit around your work and personal commitments.
  • These flexible courses are designed to equip you with the in-depth knowledge and skills you need to effectively and confidently work with data so that you can excel in your career and your business.

Which course meets your needs?

All our courses are tutor led. They can be completed part-time and online over six weeks. Using real-life case studies, you'll get skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

If you know how to code, our Fundamentals of Data Science (Technical) course will help you implement data collection and management scripts using MongoDB. You’ll also learn how to produce Python code to statistically analyse datasets.

Looking for something less technical? Our Fundamentals of Data Science (Non-Technical) course will help you classify the different types of data available and their usage rights, and analyse a large amount of data to gain valuable insights for your organisation.

Finally, our AI and Machine Learning for Business course also requires no previous coding experience. You’ll learn how to identify various software that can be used to process, analyse, and draw meaning from natural language, images and numerical data – extracting insights that can benefit your company.

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