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RGU launches free Data Science short course

Tuesday 12 January 2021

Sir Ian Wood Building
Robert Gordon University is launching the next phase of its portfolio of free short courses to support the skills needs of individuals and workforces of Scotland.

The university is offering 125 fully-funded places on its ‘Introduction to Data Science with Python’ short course, which is focused on providing individuals with the skills to thrive in a data driven economy.

This course will look at the main techniques and issues involved in data science, introducing Python as a tool for working with data, which is a highly sought after skill. The course covers ethical and legal issues alongside the practical application of the data science lifecycle stages (data cleaning, transformation, analysis, visualisation and reporting).

The funded places are supported through the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Upskilling Fund and priority will be given to those that are currently unemployed or where their job is at threat. 

Professor Liz Hancock, Vice-Principal for Academic Development and Student Experience, said: “The SFC Upskilling Fund is such a welcome contribution to tackling the skills shortage in Scotland, and it allowed us to give over 400 fully-funded places for our portfolio of short courses earlier this year.

“We are delighted to build on that success offering 125 places to the Introduction to Data Science course. The university has a long history of providing relevant industry-focused teaching and professional development which is responsive to regional and national skills needs, and there has been an enormous increase in demand for data scientists across almost every industry sector.”

The course, will be delivered online, providing learners with a flexible option of professional development to upskill and build expertise.   

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