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Data Science BSc(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

In the past our graduates have found employment in a wide range of areas including IT, pharmaceuticals, retail management, insurance, banking, accountancy, defence industry, the National Health Service, energy industry, transport, local and national government service as well as research, further study and teaching. These opportunities remain open but the course is really geared towards the data analysis field (the area that is expanding most rapidly at present) ensuring that there should be strong demand for graduates from the programme.

Recent graduates from our mathematics based courses have found employment with large organisations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Allianz Insurance, Axa Investments, Barclays, BUPA, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Office for National Statistics, Oracle, Statistics Canada and in teaching as well as with a host of smaller companies. Of course many graduates have pursued postgraduate study at institutions including Edinburgh, LSE, UCL, Manchester, Sussex, Southampton and Cambridge as well as at Kingston.

Careers and recruitment advice

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has a specialist employability team. It provides friendly and high-quality careers and recruitment guidance, including advice and sessions on job-seeking skills such as CV preparation, application forms and interview techniques. Specific advice is also available for international students about the UK job market and employers' expectations and requirements.

Students practising interview skills at a 'speed interviewing' eventThe team runs employer events throughout the year, including job fairs, key speakers from industry and interviews on campus. These events give you the opportunity to hear from, and network with, employers in an informal setting. For example, here students are practising their interview skills with employers at a 'speed interviewing' event on campus.

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

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