Short courses in data science

Flexible learning with Oxford University

The study of Data is now considered integral to sensible, empirically-based decision-making across various sectors of society, including businesses, organisations and even governments. As a result of the ever-increasing demand for Data Scientists, it has become one of the fastest growing disciplines of the 21st century. The study of Data Science enables us to analyse, communicate and re-evaluate raw Data in order to make informed, valuable insights about that information, or to verify or challenge existing models, processes and theories.

Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education offers a selection of short courses in Data Science. These include introductory courses as well as broader, more advanced professional development courses in Applied Data Science. 

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Gain an Oxford qualification

Take your knowledge and experience of practical software development to a new level with the Advanced Diploma in IT Systems Analysis and Design

Taught entirely online, this one-year part-time course includes many of the basic modelling techniques used in contemporary software and data analysis. You also have the chance to apply these ideas through the analysis of a real problem as you would in a realistic operational environment – working in small teams to tight deadlines.

Find out more about the Advanced Diploma >


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