OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Data Science


The primary aim of the Level 7 Diploma in Data Science diploma is to enhance knowledge and abilities and establish the methods for obtaining business-oriented insights from data. Proficiency in comprehending the dynamics of value and information dissemination within a firm is essential, as it enables the identification of potential business prospects.


Level 7 diplomas are located on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and are recognised as being at the same level as Master’s degrees. However, they are shorter (120 credits), which means learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with an appropriate university to achieve a full Master’s qualification.

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Data Science

Online, distance learning

Start dates and duration:
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Tuition fees and funding:
Total course cost is £10,250 split equally across the duration of your course (full and part-time).
For UK students: you can apply for a non-means-tested government master’s loan.

Entry requirements:
2:2 honours degree and above or equivalent – from a recognised institution.
English language: IELTS Level 6.5 or above with no element below 6.0 (or equivalent).

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Entry Requirements

For entry onto the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Data Science qualification, learners must possess:

  • An honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification
  • Mature learners with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learner must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course

Module Structure

To achieve the Level 7 Diploma in Data Science, learners must achieve 120 credits.

Unit titleCredit
Data Science Foundations20
Probability and statistics for data analysis20
Advanced Predictive Modelling20
Data Analysis and Visualisation20
Data Mining, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence20
Advanced Computing Research Methods20

Learners are able to:

  • Access All course materials, including online modules and written assignments,
  • Gain teacher support.
  • Access the WFC online portal (24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal).
  • Acquire Assignments Briefing
  • Receive excellent-quality study notes.
  • Obtain assignment marks and feedback.
  • Gain a fully accredited UK certificate.
  • Receive dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email (Monday to Friday).
  • Gain full support until the completion of the course.

Who is it suitable for?

The Level 7 Diploma in Data Science is typically suitable for individuals who already possess a background in data science, computer science, mathematics, or a related field. This advanced-level programme is designed for those who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills in the field of data science.

What could this lead to?

The Level 7 Diploma in Data Science can lead to various career opportunities and professional advancements in the field of data science. Here are several potential outcomes for individuals who successfully complete this advanced-level programme:

  1. Data Science Leadership Roles:
    • Graduates may be well-suited for leadership positions within data science teams, such as Chief Data Officer (CDO) or Data Science Manager, where they can oversee and guide data science initiatives.
  2. Advanced Data Scientist:
    • Individuals can take on roles that require advanced expertise in data science, working on complex projects, developing advanced models, and providing strategic insights to organisations.
  3. Machine Learning Engineer:
    • Specialising in machine learning, graduates may work on designing, implementing, and deploying machine learning models and algorithms for various applications.
  4. Big Data Architect:
    • The programme’s focus on big data technologies can lead to roles where individuals design and implement architectures for handling and processing large volumes of data.
  5. Data analytics consultant:
    • Graduates may choose to work as consultants, advising organisations on data analytics strategies, best practices, and the implementation of data-driven decision-making processes.
  6. Academic and Research Positions:
    • Those inclined towards academia and research may pursue roles in universities or research institutions, contributing to the advancement of data science knowledge through research and teaching.


The Level 7 Diploma in Data Science enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study.


Assessment is via assignment submission only.

No Exams


This Level 7 Diploma in Data Science is accredited by Ofqual awarding body.

If you have any questions and want to know the fees please email us or call us

Phone: +44 (0) 203 771 5653
Email: admissions@westfieldcollege.co.uk

Not sure how these qualifications translate to the UK equivalents, but this is the entry criteria we have for this programme:


Full time

Complete your degree in the shortest possible time and study flexibly – when and where suits you!


You’ll study 9 modules in total (approx. 37 hrs/week).

Part time option one

Study for a degree whilst fitting it around your work, care and other life commitments.


You’ll study 6 modules per year (approx. 25 hrs/week).

Part time option two

Take time to study and spread the tuition fees over a longer period – at no extra cost.


You’ll study 4–5 modules per year (approx. 19 hrs/week).

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