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Digital and Technology Solutions (Data Analyst)

Entry Year: 2022

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2022
UCAS code
G4DA
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
Fees
None - your employer pays your tuition fees. In addition, you will earn a salary while you study.
Digital and Technology Solutions (Data Analyst)
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Overview

Earn while you train to be a data analyst, and graduate with both a BSc and four years of work experience.

Data analysts are highly skilled professionals who collect, organise and study data. Day to day, they are typically involved with managing, cleansing, abstracting and aggregating data across the network infrastructure. They report their findings and make recommendations that are key to improving business performance.

This innovative degree apprenticeship has been developed in partnership with industry employers and will equip you with the business, technology, interpersonal and project management skills that have been identified as vital for the sector.

Over the course of 4 years, you’ll study part-time on campus at Queen Mary, learning alongside students on our BSc Digital Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) pathway.

On the other days of the week, you’ll carry out work-based learning with one of our partner employers:

  • PWC

How to apply

The application process for Level 6 degree apprenticeships varies by organisation. Some of the employers publish degree apprenticeships vacancies either through the National Apprenticeship Service or via the employer’s own website, however, others follow the UCAS applications.

See our list of live vacancies and application links.

PwC – Programme Application Process (through UCAS) 

All applications for the PwC partnership should be made through UCAS based on the UCAS application cycle. Click here for the UCAS course listing

After you apply

Your UCAS form will be reviewed by a member of staff. Following this review, we may also invite you to complete some online assessments which will include an online interview and to attend an Assessment Centre.

Online interview

The online interview is run by PwC and can be taken at a time and place to suit you, as long as this is in sufficient time before the Assessment Centre (we’ll advise you of the deadlines). You will have the opportunity to practice questions and find out more about PwC through completing this exercise.

Assessment Centre

The Assessment Centres are held in February and March online.

The Assessment Centre involves a group assessment exercise and is conducted by PwC. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the programme. 

Undergraduate Open Event

Our next Undergraduate Open Event will take place in June 2022. Pre-register for your place now to discover everything about studying at Queen Mary!

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Structure

Year 1

Teaching Block

Procedural Programming

Information Systems Analysis    

Introduction to Data Science Programming  

Problem Formulation and Data Engineering         

Mathematics for Data Scientists Part 1

Professional Research Practice    

Work-Based – Learning

Business Modelling

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Teaching Block

Database Systems

Internet Protocols and Applications

Data Analysis and Data Solutions

Scientific Computing for Data Science

Mathematics for Data Scientists Part 2

Work Based – Learning

The Data Landscape

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Teaching Block

Big Data Processing

Ethics Regulation and Law in Advanced Digital Information Processing and Decision Making

Software Development and Quality

Statistical Data Analysis

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Work Based – Learning

Graphical User Interfaces

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 4

Teaching Block

Semi Structured Data and Advanced Data Modelling
Security Engineering
Data Mining

Work Based – Learning

Final Year Project

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Teaching

Teaching and learning

The BSc Digital Technology Solutions (Data Analyst) programme combines academic study work experience with your chosen employers in a block release delivery model.

Modules are offered in one Semester Block per academic year where students will be attending university full time, while engaging in full-time work outside this period.

The work-based modules are a unique feature of the degree apprenticeship and are offered while students are working full time with the employer.

Throughout your journey, you’ll be supported by a team of dedicated staff from both the School and employer who will help you, coach, to develop the knowledge skills and behaviours.

You'll receive approximately three to four hours of weekly contact time per module, comprising lectures led by academic staff and tutorials and lab sessions.

You'll have access to well-designed resources for this self-directed study, and we will pair you with a specialist advisor to support your progress throughout your apprenticeship leading to the End Point Assessment Gateway.

Assessment

Assessment typically includes a combination of examination and coursework. There are practical assignments for laboratory-based modules, and exercise sheets or written assignments for more theoretical modules.

Resources and facilities

The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • an award-winning informatics teaching laboratory with more than 300 PCs
  • an antenna measurement laboratory
  • a listening room
  • a control room
  • media and arts technology studios
  • a performance lab.

Entry requirements

Queen Mary and the employer agree the exact academic entry requirements for each apprenticeship. Grades given below are indicative.

Generally, we expect our degree apprentices to demonstrate similar academic achievements to full-time BSc students.

The academic entry requirements may be reduced for mature applicants with relevant work experience.

A-level
ABB

Excludes
General Studies
Critical thinking

International Baccalaureate (IB)
32 points overall

BTEC
D*DD

Access HE
We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma on a case-by-case basis.

GCSE
Mathematics at grades A*-B or 9-5

Individual circumstances
We will take into account some of your personal circumstances and background when considering your application. Find out more about contextual admissions.

Non-UK students

To apply, you must be either:

  • a citizen of the UK or European Economic Area (EEA)
  • or have lived in the UK or EEA for the past three consecutive years
  • or a non-EEA citizen with permission from the UK government to live in the UK (not for educational purposes), and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship.

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See the UK Government apprenticeship funding rules.

Funding

Your employer will pay your Queen Mary tuition fees.

You will be paid for your work with the employer. Degree apprentices typically start on an annual salary of £14,000 – £21,000.

Visit the government apprenticeships website getingofar.gov.uk to access advice and resources for students, parents, teachers and employers.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

After successfully completing a BSc, most degree apprentices continue on their career path as a member of staff within their organisation.

Career support

The Queen Mary careers team can offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

About the School

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science carries out world-class computer science research – and applies it to real-life problems. Being taught by someone who is changing the world with his or her ideas makes for exciting lectures and ensures you stay fully up to date. 91 per cent of our computer science research was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

We are proud of our excellent student-staff relations, and our diverse student body: around a quarter of our students are women and 47 countries are represented.

The School has an energetic student community, taking part in programming competitions and hack events.