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Enhance your employability skills through our Academy’s programme of events, workshops and challenges. Maximise your chances of finding a rewarding career in data science. Full funding is available.
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Get vital real-world experience in industry. We run successful paid placements programmes that link students with some of Scotland’s most innovative companies.
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Why study data science?
Learning data science allows you to understand and creatively solve a range of key business and social problems. This makes you suitable for a variety of roles in a broad range of growing Scottish industry sectors such as digital technologies, energy and utilities, financial services, public sector, healthcare, urban planning, among many others.
funded Masters students across 12 universities
students placed into industry, many SMEs
learners registered for online training
“If you learn data science now, then for the next decade, you will have a profession that’s in great demand.”
Why kind of career path might I follow?
There are an increasing number of career pathways and specialisms in the world of data science. Check out these resources by Digital World with qualification guides and possible career options including:
- Data Analyst
- Data Engineers
- Database Administrator
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Data Scientist
- Data Architect
- Business Analyst
- Data and Analytics Manager
Speak to one of our team to help find out what’s right for you
Case studies showing what’s possible with data:
Scottish Canals: Regeneration of canals improves community health
Scottish Canals is the public corporation of the Scottish Government responsible for managing the country’s inland waterways and is determined to bring these once vital trade routes back to life. It has invested more than £84m in regenerating the Forth and Clyde Canals as part of its Millennium Link project. Funded by The Data Lab, […]
Driving Value from Data Case Study: NatureScot Supporting a Net-Zero Future
Biodiversity and nature play a key part in meeting climate change and net zero goals. NatureScot is Scotland’s nature agency responding to the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. They work to protect and restore nature by inspiring everyone to value our natural world. Philippa Vigano, Innovative Technologies Programme Manager, recently completed our […]
News about Professional Development:
Scottish Labour leader sees pioneering AI solution for epilepsy diagnosis
Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar had the opportunity to view a pioneering AI software solution that could transform the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy during his visit to the William Quarriers Scottish Epilepsy Centre (WQSEC). The research was undertaken at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), thanks to funding from The Data Lab and the William Quarriers […]
New English partnership extends reach of The Data Lab
The Data Lab, Scotland’s innovation centre for AI and data science, has signed its first partnership agreement south of the Border. It will work with The Data Shed – a leading Leeds-based data engineering consultancy focused on delivering data transformation projects that reduce business risk and on understanding the potential of data. The partnership will […]
The data of Zelda and the future of the gaming industry
By Marta Monellini, Marketing and Communications Assistant From Hogwarts to Hyrule – the entertainment industry has a new king! Until last week Hogwarts Legacy held the crown for the biggest boxed video game release of 2023, despite active boycott pledges and controversy. However, on Friday, Nintendo released Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, bringing the crown […]
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