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Spotlight on MSc

Despite the challenges of this year, we have seen incredible MSc results across the board.

It’s been a true testament to the dedication of both the University of South Wales and our graduates who adapted quickly to remote learning with very little disruption.

We are so pleased to announce that of the Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme 53% of graduates achieved a Distinction and the majority of Graduates secured roles within the consortium in roles including Data Scientist, Junior Data Scientist and Statistic Modeller.

This is a fantastic result for our 2-year pilot programme and demonstrates the strength of our collaboration with academia and business. What stood out to us in these two years was just how important it was for graduates to be able to apply their learning in the workplace. This accelerated their learning significantly and simultaneously enabled them to develop and enhance their professional skills. As a result, we’ve seen a huge success rate in terms of graduates being offered permanent roles.

We’re all incredibly proud of what our Data Science Graduates have achieved and the resilience they’ve shown throughout the latter stages on the programme, and look forward to see how their careers progress over the next few years.

We’ve seen a similar success rate from our transitioning Financial Services graduates with 100% passing the MSc and all securing permanent jobs in a diverse range of financial services roles including: Credit Risk Analyst, Associate Underwriter, Strategy Analyst and Senior Finance Analyst to name a few.

It’s important that we give a special mention to Joseph Davies, now employed at the Principality as a Financial Crime Associate who achieved the highest ever MSc mark!

Mike Daniels, Senior Lecturer told us:

“Joe has always set himself stretch targets in his academic work, he has always looked for feedback and constantly sought advice and guidance in order to improve his performance.

He has truly got to grips with how work can help the academic element and how the university aspects can likewise link with the workplace.

Joe has grasped each element with equal relish. He has been a pleasure to work with and is a tremendous role model for the grads who are still on the scheme.”

We’re delighted with all the results across both programmes and as always, look to continually improve and adapt the forthcoming programmes in line with the latest market trends and employer needs.

With that in mind we’ve been working closely with both the employer consortium and University of South Wales and have some exciting new modules planned for our next programmes.

Well done to everyone who has been involved and congratulations to our Graduates.