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!

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All the latest news and insight from our data science community including our Fellow S2DS alumni.

Marketplace

Data Science Hub

Pivigo’s Data Science Hub is a marketplace that offers access to a community of network opportunities, jobs and freelance projects for Data Scientists.

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
Virtual

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

Theoretical learning
London

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

Projects
London

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

Projects
Virtual

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

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Events & Networking
Virtual

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

Events & Networking
London

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

Eligibility
London

  • 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.

Eligibility
Virtual

  • 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).
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Registration
Virtual

Cost:
  • £800*
Dates:
  • March 2017
  • October 2017

Registration
London

Cost:
  • £800*
  • (Accommodation is included)
Dates:
  • August 2017

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 20 December 2016 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.

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Latest News

A Brief Introduction to Probabilistic Programming

By Rogelio Cuevas, Fellow from the S2DS Virtual 2015 programme

This fast-changing world demands that professionals keep up with the constant changes and new trends in their fields. This is clearly not an exception for data scientists. As many others, I have found MeetUps to be an invaluable resource to be on top of things. Only in the Greater Toronto Area there are over 40 data science and engineering related MeetUps that I find interesting ...Read more

How to Build a Data Science Network

By Jessica Walkenhorst, S2DS London 2016 Alumnus. Read more of her own blog

Networking as a terminology is all over the place. If googled, it results in about 553,000,000 found entries. Whilst most of them will be about telecommunication, all but one of the results on the first page cover the type of networking, we are talking about – business networking. Everyone seems to agree how important networking is for career development. Asked, what is ...Read more

Thoughts on One Year of Data Science

By Theresa Offwood-le Roux, S2DS London 2015 Alumnus and Data Scientist at Growth Intelligence.

As an S2DS alumni, I recently co-presented a presentation to the recently-graduated S2DS cohort. This turned out to be very interesting and enjoyable and I thought I would share some of my presentation points here.

As way of introduction, I come from a mathematics background, which first led me to being a quantitative analyst at a bank. I was quite keen to leave the world of academics and join the ... Read more

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