This page provides further information and resources that may support providers looking to develop postgraduate conversion courses in data science and artificial intelligence.
Advice from sector representatives
Videos from our information event
In September 2019 we hosted two information events exploring the opportunities and challenges of developing new conversion courses in these fields.
Videos of speakers at this event are available below.
Opening from the Chair
Nicola Turner MBE, Head of Access and Participation, Sector Practice, Office for Students
Lessons from the pilot postgraduate conversion course
Robin Mellors-Bourne, Director of Research and Intelligence, CRAC (The Careers Research and Advisory Centre)
Bill Mitchell emphasises the centrality of employer engagement and a credible student proposition to the design of course curricula.
There is little doubt that technology is developing faster than the UK workforce is able to adapt to it. Josie Fraser of the Open University argues that a new approach to employee training and development is required.
Learning from other pilot conversion courses
In 2015, a programme to develop pilot conversion courses at masters’ degree level in engineering, data science, cyber security and computing was launched.
The learning from these pilots should help to inform the development of this new programme. Read more about these conversion courses and the findings from the pilot.
Gov.uk - Understanding artificial intelligence ethics and safety
AI has the potential to make a substantial impact for individuals, communities, and society. To make sure the impact of your AI project is positive and does not unintentionally harm those affected by it, you and your team should make considerations of AI ethics and safety a high priority.