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Digital and Technology Solutions (Data Analyst)

Entry Year: 2024

Key information

BSc (Hons)
4 years
September 2024
UCAS code
Institution code
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAB at A-Level. Alternatively, A-Level grades ABB including either A-Level Mathematics or Computer Science. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Full entry requirements (including contextual admissions)
None - your employer pays your tuition fees. In addition, you will earn a salary while you study.
Digital and Technology Solutions (Data Analyst)


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

Data analysts collect, organise and study data. They report their findings and make recommendations that are key to improving business performance.

This innovative degree apprenticeship has been developed in partnership with PwC, to help you fast-track your career in technology and business.

You will study the first term of each year on campus at Queen Mary, learning alongside other students.

From the second semester of each year, until the summer break, you will work closely with technology experts at one of PwC's London offices.

Hear from some of PwC's current apprentices.

*The information on this course page is correct at the time of writing. We are continually exploring ways to improve our educational offering, and keep programmes reflective of industry. As such, modules and course structure for September 2024 entry may change. You will be informed of any significant changes.

How to apply

At present, PwC is our sole employer partner for this programme. All applications should be made through UCAS (look out for the relevant UCAS deadlines).

After you apply

Your UCAS form will be reviewed by a member of admissions staff. Following this review, we may also invite you to complete some online assessments, including an online interview and 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 online in March, and involve an assessed group exercise conducted by PwC. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the programme.


Please contact if you have any questions!


Year 1

Teaching block

  • Procedural Programming
  • Information Systems Analysis    
  • Introduction to Data Analysis  
  • Professional Research Practice

Work-based learning

  • Business Organisation and Decision Making

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Teaching block

  • Database Systems
  • Internet Protocols and Applications
  • Data Analysis and Data Solutions
  • Introduction to Data Analysis Programming

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
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Work-based learning

  • Solutions Development and Quality

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.

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"No two degree apprentices have the same experiences within PwC, there are endless opportunities to develop yourself in whatever way you see fit. The curriculum I study is also very interesting and vast, it varies from aspects such as programming and computing theory, to a more business-focused approach, which means no two days are ever the same. I truly feel blessed to be a part of PwC."

Kavaughn, Data Analyst degree apprentice, quoted in 2023


Teaching and learning

This programme combines academic study and work experience at PwC, in a block-release delivery model.

For one semester per academic year, students will attend university full-time. During this period, you'll receive approximately three to four hours of weekly contact time per module, made up of lectures, tutorials and lab sessions.

You will work full-time across various data teams at one of the local PwC offices, for the remaining five months of each academic year.

Throughout your journey, you’ll be supported by a team of dedicated staff from both the University and PwC, who will coach you to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to succeed in your apprenticeship.


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

The End Point Assessment

The End Point Assessment (EPA) module is a 12-hour per semester module where students will reflect on the knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSB’s) that should be displayed during their apprenticeship. This will train them to sit their End Point Assessment, taken at the final stage of their apprenticeship.

The EPA contains three requirements, the synoptic project, the project presentation and the professional discussion.

Resources and facilities

You will be taught at the London City Institute of Technology, a partnership between Queen Mary and Newham College, based near Canning Town station.

You'll have access to well-designed resources for self-directed study, and we will pair you with a specialist advisor to support your progress throughout your apprenticeship. You will attend a variety of workshops and contact sessions to keep you in touch with Queen Mary and PwC. These are designed to help you progress both professionally and academically.

Entry requirements

A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. Alternatively, A-Level grades ABB including either A-Level Mathematics or Computer Science. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. Alternatively, 32 points overall including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics or Computer Science.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. GCSE Mathematics at grade B/5 is required in addition to the Access qualification.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.

Alternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.

For further information please visit:

Contextualised admissions

Our standard contextual offer: Grades BBB or BBC if includes Maths or Computer Science at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking.

Our enhanced contextual offer (for care experienced students, refugee/asylum seekers or students who have completed Realising Opportunities or Access to Queen Mary): Grades BBC or BCC if it includes Maths or Computer Science at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking.

More information on how this information is used for a contextual offer can be found on our contextualised admissions page.

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.

This course does not accept applications for deferred entry.


Your employer will pay your Queen Mary tuition fees.

You will earn a salary whilst studying at University, and will also receive an enhanced salary whilst completing your on-the-job learning with PwC.

Visit the government apprenticeships website to explore live vacancies and find helpful contacts.

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.


Graduate destinations

PwC has consistently been voted Best Graduate Employer in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey. It's considered one of the 'big 4', which refers to the world's top four accounting firms.

At the end of the apprenticeship, we expect that you’ll continue your career at PwC as a graduate, using the skills and experience you will have gained.

Career support

Our Careers and Enterprise service run regular employability events and workshops, and host industry speakers on campus.

They can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path,
  • support with finding work experience, internships and jobs,
  • 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 research – and applies it to real-world problems. Being taught by someone who is changing the world with their ideas makes for exciting lectures, and helps you to stay ahead of the curve in your field. 99 per cent of our research is classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2021).

We are proud of our excellent student-staff relations, and our diverse student body, made up of learners from more than 60 countries.

The School has a close-knit student community, who take part in competitions and extracurricular lab activities.

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