S2DS

Science to Data Science

Europe’s largest data science training programme. Five weeks of intensive, project-based training turning exceptional analytical PhDs and MScs into Data Scientists.

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Data Science has been hailed as the one of the ‘sexiest careers of the 21st century’ and as an analytical PhD or MSc you have all the skills and motivation you need to excel. Yet it can be hard to get your first data science job if you have never worked in industry before. S2DS makes that transition quick and easy.

Join our five-week programme, work with a company on a real data science project and kick-start your data science career!

Courses

S2DS is available at our London campus as well as online, via our Virtual campus. Across both programmes there are three important elements; theoretical learning, practical learning and professional development.

In the project, you work on real-life data science problems with a company from a range from exciting start-ups, SMEs, and charities, to large multi-national companies like KPMG, Barclays and M&S. We will immerse you into data science from day one; making sure you will learn more in a shorter time than you have ever done before – and your work during the programme will have a real impact on live products and services. The network you build will be with you for life, and you will have fun and makes friends while accelerating your career!

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Theoretical learning

One week of lectures – including industry insight, business and academic lectures.

Projects

Four weeks of real, company-led project work on campus or in the company's offices.

Events & Networking

  • Opening/Graduation dinner
  • Keynote
  • Client networking events
  • Career fair
  • Lifelong membership to S2DS Alumni group

Eligibility

  • PhD in an analytical science;
  • Intermediate programming skills in Python, R, Java or similar;
  • Documented experience in use of mathematical and statistical methods;
  • Strong desire to change careers into a Data Science role;
  • Excellent communication skills in writing and speaking;
  • Ability to attend the full five weeks of the workshop;
  • Right to enter/stay in the UK.

Theoretical learning

Circa 40 hours of lectures - including business and academic lectures – completed as self-study before the start of the course.

Projects

Five weeks of real, company-led project work completed virtually via video calls, chat tools, and other online work tools.

Events & Networking

  • Speed networking sessions
  • Daily group Q&A calls
  • Panel Debates
  • London Day Out
  • Lifelong membership to S2DS Alumni group

Eligibility

  • MSc or higher in an analytical science;
  • Intermediate programming skills in Python, R, Java or similar;
  • Documented experience in use of mathematical and statistical methods;
  • Strong desire to change careers into a Data Science role;
  • Excellent communication skills in writing and speaking;
  • Ability to attend the full six weeks of the workshop (one week self-study);
  • Constant access to reliable and fast broad-band connection (minimum 10Mbps).

Participants' Journeys

For more information please refer to our FAQs page or alternatively you may contact us directly.

Become a Data Scientist

To apply you need to create a profile on Pivigo and apply via the platform. The deadline to apply to S2DS March Virtual is 8 January 2017 and the deadline to apply to S2DS London 2017 is 2 April 2017.

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Alumni

S2DS is about bringing the best and the brightest talent together to solve problems and have fun. The S2DS alumni network now includes over 300 Fellows, from over 50 nationalities and 20 different disciplinary backgrounds. This group of alumni are now at various stages of their careers in Data Science at exciting companies worldwide, and they form a close-knit and strong network which will be invaluable to you as you progress in the industry.

Sponsors

There are many reasons for businesses to get involved with S2DS. Perhaps you could use some help with getting started with data, digging into a data set or work on a particular problem you are facing? Maybe you are looking to hire smart data scientists? Either way, sponsoring S2DS means working with a team of analytical PhDs and MScs on a project, getting to know them and having the opportunity to hire them at the end. Sponsorship is available on many levels, depending on interests and needs. Get in touch to find out more.

Interested in sponsoring or hiring from S2DS?

See below for the sponsors of the next S2DS programmes. Previous partners can be found here.

Contact Us

We are more than happy to answer any questions you have about participating in or sponsoring S2DS. Fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible!