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Online degree BSc (Hons) Data Science

BSc Data Science online degree

Full or part-time distance learning degree

Kickstart your career in the exciting and fast-moving field of data science with our online BSc Data Science degree. This undergraduate degree has been designed by data science experts to equip you with the theoretical expertise and practical skills that are currently in high demand across several industries.  

By studying this flexible, online degree course, you'll develop specialist analytical and problem-solving skills, that can quickly be applied in real-world situations. As the world continues to progress towards increased digitalisation, our BSc (Hons) Data Science degree can open a host of exciting new career paths worldwide.

Online programme schedule

Your online degree at a glance


  • Online, distance learning

Start dates and duration:

  • Apply now for any date.

Tuition fees, funding and scholarships:

  • Total course cost for online degree is £20,805 split equally across the duration of your course (full and part-time).

  • You may be eligible for an LIBF Scholarship giving you a £1,200 reduction in tuition fees if you are self-funding your course.

  • For UK students: if you experience financial difficulty as a student you can apply for support from our Hardship Fund twice a year.

Entry requirements:

  • 2 subjects at A level or equivalent. GCSE Maths and English Grade C (4) or above. Work experience considered.

  • English language: IELTS Level 6 or above with no element below 5.5 (or equivalent).

Get your online degree digital prospectus

You’ll find everything you need to know about studying an online degree with us in our digital prospectus. To receive your personalised prospectus, please fill out the form below with a valid email address.

Once you've submitted the form, keep an eye on your inbox for your prospectus to arrive via email.

Fees for BSc Data Science online degree

Complete your degree at your own pace and fit your studies around your professional and personal life.  

For UK students, the total fees for our online courses will be the same – whether you choose to study full or part-time. To explore all funding options for your BSc (Hons) Data Science degree, check out our UK fees and funding page or international fees and funding page.

Student loans

UK students may be eligible for a student loan for this online distance-learning course.

LIBF Scholarship

If you’re self-funding your course, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for an LIBF Scholarship. The LIBF Scholarship is an award of £1,200 towards your tuition fees, spread over the duration of your course and reducing your total fees. You are eligible to apply if you are funding your course yourself (you are not taking a government undergraduate student loan) and your household income is less than £3,500 per month.

Undergraduate Hardship Fund

If you experience financial difficulty as an undergraduate student, you can apply for support from our Hardship Fund. Hardship funds are made available to UK students twice in the academic year – you’ll be informed when applications are open and allocation of funds will be agreed by the Scholarship, Bursaries and Prizes Committee.

Fee reductions

For UK and international students, you can also get 2% off your total fees if you pay annually in advance or 10% off if you pay upfront in full for an undergraduate course.

The prices shown below are for our online study mode only and do not include any scholarships.

Online degree
Full time
Duration 36 months
Complete your degree in the shortest possible time and study flexibly – when and where suits you!


 a year

You'll study 7–8 modules per year (approx. 25 hrs/week).
Online degree
Part time option one
Duration 48 months
Study for a degree whilst fitting it around your work, care and other life commitments.


 a year

You'll study 5–6 modules per year (approx. 19 hrs/week).
Online degree
Part time option two
Duration 72 months
Take time to study and spread the tuition fees over a longer period – at no extra cost.


 a year

You'll study 3–4 modules per year (approx. 12 hrs/week).

Shape your future with LIBF online courses

Flexible learning: your life, your pace

Choose when and where to study, full or part-time, with your progress fully supported by our tutors. Learning never has to feel rushed or delayed – it's your journey on your schedule.

Over 140 years of expertise

Benefit from our long heritage of education in business, management, and technology combined with the latest digital advancements to equip you with future-oriented skills.

Innovative personalised learning

Learn on your own terms. Gain the skills you need to reach your full potential with support from personal tutors and study coaches, backed up by an always-on AI study assistant: Syntea.

Rewarding your ambition

Distance learning is an affordable, tailored option that fits your lifestyle, with fee reductions available. Fees for online degrees can also be spread over the length of your chosen course.

Entry requirements for BSc Data Science online degree

Every application is different. If you’re not sure whether you meet the entry requirements, or you have any questions, contact us for advice. 

Typical offer

English language requirements

Free iPad to support your studies

If you’re based in the UK, we’ll provide you with a complimentary iPad for your studies. It will contain everything you need to get started and you can use it throughout your course. When you graduate, it will be our gift to you.

We’re sorry we can’t make this gift available to international students studying online right now.

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BSc Data Science online degree course details

When you enrol in a BSc Data Science degree with us, you will learn the fundamentals of data science, including data wrangling and programming with Python. You'll also gain practical skills and knowledge in analysing trends, identifying patterns, and making data-driven decisions that can increase profits for organisations worldwide. Prepare yourself for work as an analyst, scientist, engineer, or any other role that requires expertise in data science.

This programme includes the following modules:

Contact us about our online degrees

If you have any queries about how to apply for our online degrees, or anything else, please contact our Study Advisors.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm UK time.

Career opportunities: BSc Data Science online degree

Our data science distance learning course will give you the technical, theoretical and practical expertise you need to embark on a variety of career paths, anywhere in the world. When you study with us, you'll not only gain a specialist skillset for the corporate world, but also the necessary tools and know-how giving you many more career options.

So, what are some potential career options after completing your data science degree?

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Data scientist

Data scientists require the analytical expertise to:

  • solve problems

  • develop transformative tools

  • provide valuable advice to elevate the financial success of global companies.

Join the ranks of sought-after data scientists and use your knowledge in various key business areas from analysing big data and minimising risk to making data-driven projections that create economic stability.

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Data engineer

Your BSc Data Science degree gives you the specialised talent to optimise systems and make strategic decisions that support development. A data engineer creates, tests, and maintains highly scalable data management systems.

You’ll be the architect behind the platforms and systems that translate raw data into digestible information, contributing to the overall business goals.  

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Data analytics consultant

A consultant position allows you to use your data science expertise to provide guidance to organisations across industries.

Using your strong data analysis and problem-solving abilities, you’ll work with companies to improve their operations, devise strategic plans, and drive decision-making processes, all backed by powerful, actionable data insights. 

Advance your career with a BSc Data Science online degree

A BSc Data Science degree offers graduates exciting career opportunities, often working in multidisciplinary teams with professionals from diverse backgrounds such as our online BSc Computer Science degree or our online MSc Data Science course.

In my opinion, LIBF is a great institution for pursuing an undergraduate degree online. Its flexibility fits perfectly with my work schedule, allowing me to fully utilise my off-days for studying. Overall, I am absolutely pleased with my experience.
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Alexandru D

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

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