Robert Gordon University offers free data science short course


Robert Gordon University, Scotland, has recently announced the launch of the next phase of its portfolio of a free short course on data science.


The university is offering 125 fully-funded places on its ‘Introduction to Data Science with Python’ short course. It will be focused on providing individuals with the skills to thrive in a data-driven economy and help improve the skills of individuals and workforces of Scotland.


This course will teach the main techniques and issues involved in data science, including how to use Python as a tool for working with data, especially as it is becoming more and more popular. It will also cover ethical and legal issues alongside the practical application of the data science lifecycle stages (data cleaning, transformation, analysis, visualization, and reporting).


The course is working with the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Upskilling Fund. The fully-funded places will be given in priority to people who are currently unemployed or whose jobs are threatened. The SFC will be a huge contribution in tackling the skills shortage in Scotland.


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