Undergraduate
BA Arts with Data Science

NUI Galway

Course Overview


Students study Data Science and Mathematics for Data Science choose one of the following Arts major subjects: Psychology, Economics, Geography, Philosophy or History.

In this unique four-year programme, you will build an outstanding portfolio of data science skills, while simultaneously studying a relevant Arts discipline (Psychology, Economics, Geography, History or Philosophy) to Joint Honors level. You will graduate with a proven track-record of applying data analytics techniques to real-world human problems. Few skills are more highly valued by employers.
Data science is the art of extracting useful knowledge from raw data, and then communicating that knowledge to others. Data scientists need strong quantitative and coding skills, but they are not narrow technical specialists. For example, to learn from psychological data, you need to have a good understanding of psychology.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

15

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,650

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Data analytics talent is in very short supply worldwide.
  • Those who pursue further study (e.g. NUIGalway’s one-year MSc in Data Science) will be able to apply for data scientist roles.
  • Graduates from this programme will have a highly attractive portfolio of skills, and will be well positioned for a wide range of graduate careers.
  • The Arts with Data Science degree includes an eight-month off-campus work placement in Year 3. (Should no external placement be available, you will be given a project on campus.)

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Grades in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognized for entry purposes. A H5 or O1 Grade in Leaving Certificate Mathematics is also a requirement.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

n/a

Career Prospects


Data analytics talent is in very short supply worldwide. Graduates from this programme will have a highly attractive portfolio of skills, and will be well positioned for a wide range of graduate careers. Those who pursue further study (e.g. NUIGalway’s one-year MSc in Data Science) will be able to apply for data scientist roles.

Notes


The Arts with Data Science degree includes an eight-month off-campus work placement in Year 3. (Should no external placement be available, you will be given a project on campus.)