Southampton Data Science Academy

The Southampton Data Science Academy is a partnership between the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton and Cambridge Education Group. The SDSA was established to bridge the data skills gap, providing research-informed industry-focused education and training.

Top reasons to study here

  • The University of Southampton is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world and its Web Science Institute is the home to a uniquely rich network of exper
  • We are founding partners of the UK’s Open Data Institute in Tech City, set up to lead UK businesses in exploiting data.
  • The WSI’s current training programme has reached many tens of thousands of people through its MOOCs in Web Science, Linked Data, and the Power of Social Media.



From the first web site in 1992 the World Wide Web has grown to become the largest human information system in history, integrated into the everyday lives of billions of people across the planet, shaping how we do business, conduct our social lives and organize politically. A powerful combination of technical innovation and social participation.


The courses are designed to address the demands of our increasingly data-driven world, helping ambitious individuals around the world to master the powerful tools of Data Science: business and data analysts, marketers, engineers, developers, economists, scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, designers, and nascent data scientists.


The Web Science Institute draws together world-leading researchers from across the University of Southampton in a range of interdisciplinary research activities. Our members include researchers from the social and computational sciences, the humanities, medicine and health sciences, business and law and the natural sciences. We run major international research programmes funded by UK Research Councils, the EU, Government and Industrial Partners.


We are one of the world’s top 150 institutions for employability. Our Careers and Employability team help you access:

  • placement, volunteering and work experience support
  • CV and interview skills workshops and clinics
  • mentoring and internship programmes
  • networking events
  • careers fairs
  • drop-in sessions
  • assessment centre preparation
  • enterprise societies, support and advice
  • online resources for current students
Discover new development opportunities

We encourage and support our students to take on new challenges for personal development. Our support and initiatives are all designed to help you make a social or global impact in whatever you choose to do.


Student services

Find out about the wide range of help and support services you have access to while studying with us. We aim to help you deal with any problems you might come across so you can make the most of your University life. We are committed to helping you find the support and information that is right for you.

Housing services

We offer a wide variety of rooms in our halls of residence to suit every student's needs and budget. From self-catered rooms with a shared bathroom from £104 per week, to en suite rooms from £126 per week, there's something for everyone.

We also offer part-catered options with two hot meals provided every weekday, Monday to Friday as well as self contained studio flats for those who enjoy their own space. Take a look through our 360 degree photos to get a better idea of what each room type has to offer and to find a room that suits you.

Library services

The University Library has a comprehensive collection of books and journals, both electronic and print, available from the Hartley and other campus libraries, plus a range of services to support teaching and research across all areas of the University.

LibGuides has all the support information you need - including extensive resource guides for each subject and information on all of our services.

ICT services

As one our students, you'll have access to state-of-the-art IT resources, including over 1,700 PC workstations, course-specific software, high-speed internet, and free WiFi across campus. You will receive full technical support from our own IT support service, iSolutions.

Medical services

We have two health practices at Highfield Campus – the University Health Service and Highfield Health. They provide a full range of health care services which are open to all registered students and their families.

Student Life

Campus life

Make life-long friends, benefit from high-quality research facilities and get involved in an active student community on all of our campuses.

Enjoy a diverse student community

You can also expect;

  • a 330-seat cinema
  • food and drinks to suit your taste and needs
  • a supportive and active student community
  • learning environments to help you excel in your chosen course
  • landscaped and scenic surroundings

You will get a different experience from each of our campus’ personalities and academic specialisms.

Sports facilities

As part of the Solent, Southampton is a great place to take part in a variety of water and sailing sports. You can visit the Isle of Wight for Cowes Week, one of the biggest sailing events of the year in the south.

The University Watersports Centre offers a wide range of Royal Yachting Associated and British Canoe Union approved watersports courses which are internationally recognised. Activities take place at one of our three Watersports Centres: University Watersports Centre, Southampton Sailing Club and the National Oceanography Centre.

The Watersports Centre is also the site of the University Rifle Range where alongside Air Rifle Shooting sessions we offer a variety of activities for individuals and groups.

Student clubs

  • Student Radio Association
  • Nightline Association


A number of our postgraduate programmes provide a higher level of accredition with the BPS. They are also approved by the Health Professions Council, which would then allow you to practice legally on the UK under a title such as Health Psychologist.

Southampton, England, United Kingdom

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