Students at Lancaster University

Specialist pathways

Choose a specialist pathway that aligns with your interests and career goals. Each pathway offers access to the cutting-edge tools and techniques of data science allowing you to graduate with the skills to build a career in this area.

  • Business Intelligence
  • Computing and Artificial Intelligence
  • Environmental Data Science
  • Health Data Science
  • Societal Data Science

Business Intelligence pathway

Study how data science tools enable organisations to derive insight from their data and to make better decisions. You will develop advanced technical skills in data handling and machine learning methodologies (such as Time Series Forecasting, Supervised Learning, and Optimisation), and the capacity to communicate your findings in a business setting. Develop a range of technical and professional skills that are highly sought-after in commercial data scientists.

Business intelligence modules Accordion

Health Data Science pathway

The healthcare sector generates some of the richest and most complex datasets collected today. It also provides some of the greatest challenges that society faces. Data scientists who are skilled in the analysis of healthcare data are always in demand. You will focus on the development of a range of advanced statistical modelling and analysis skills, which will equip you with expertise applicable to a wide a range of healthcare, pharmaceutical and research environments.

Health modules Accordion

Environmental Data Science pathway

Modern data capture tools have revolutionised research in environmental and ecological applications. Data scientists are in growing demand in these important areas. Develop advanced technical skills in handling complex, real-world data (skills such as modelling and forecasting time-dependent data) and apply your data science knowledge to the challenges of environmental problems.

Environmental modules Accordion

Societal Data Science pathway

Technological improvements mean that societal data is collected and analysed on an unprecedented scale, and data science enables insights to be gained from this complex data in a principled way. Gain a range of skills and tools that can be applied to a huge range of sectors, including government, social planning, and societal research.

Societal modules Accordion

Computing and Artificial Intelligence pathway

Strong computational skills are essential for data scientists. With the application of AI within commercial settings, this has become increasingly important. Enhance your technical skills (through advanced Python programming and the design of Big Data Systems) and develop a wider understanding of AI (exploring topics including Natural Language Processing, Reinforcement Learning, and the design of distributed algorithms). The skills and knowledge gained on this pathway provide an excellent technical grounding for a career in any sector.

Computing modules Accordion