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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.

Delivery Methods

London College of Professional Studies provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, which include blended learning and online learning.

Learners are able to:

  • Access All course materials, including online modules and written assignments,
  • Gain teacher support.
  • Access the LCPS 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.


Level 7 Diploma in Data Science programme is available in 2 duration modes:

  • 6 Month (Fast Track)
  • 9 Months


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


Course Delivery

  • Online

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 title Credit
Data Science Foundations 20
Probability and statistics for data analysis 20
Advanced Predictive Modelling 20
Data Analysis and Visualisation 20
Data Mining, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence 20
Advanced Computing Research Methods 20


Assessment is via assignment submission only.

No Exams

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.

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