Launch your career as a data scientist
Quality learning comes at the intersection of diligence and curriculum. With that vision in mind, Flatiron School has brought together passionate, experienced instructors and ambitious students to achieve incredible outcomes since 2012. And now we’re bringing that vision to data science with our London Data Science Bootcamp.
Our 15-week data science program provides the full scope of skills you need to graduate with a deep understanding of fundamental statistics, Natural Language Processing, Python, and a complete toolkit to prepare you for a data science career.
With deferred tuition and our dedicated Career Services team, you can enrol with security. Enrol today and only pay once you’re hired and earning income. We just need a refundable £1,000 deposit before you start.
Our instructors have both industry and teaching experience, and a passion for student success, ensuring you get the best education possible throughout your course that sets you up for a successful job search.
Studying inside our WeWork campuses, you’ll learn data science while becoming part of WeWork's global community and enjoy complimentary amenities: high-speed WiFi, 24/7 building access, craft beer on draft, conference rooms, phone booth — plus fancy fruit water and micro-brewed coffee to help you focus!
What you'll learn: data science & machine learning
Our Curriculum Designers make complex concepts accessible, providing you with a strong foundation and instruction on the latest technologies. And with our focus on project work and learning how to learn, you’ll build the skills required to build a lifelong career as a professional data scientist.
Start thinking like a data scientist
Our program provides students with the tools, skills, and expertise necessary to think and work as a data scientist. Working in a WeWork with our seasoned instructors, you’ll master a mix of software engineering and statistics, then apply both skills in new and challenging domains. Our approach ensures both readiness for today’s job market and the skills required to stay relevant into the future.
Our program moves quickly and our students embrace that challenge. No experience beyond high school algebra and comfort with computers is necessary to apply. But we require students to demonstrate the aptitude to learn data science by completing our pre-work before day one. The prework also introduces you to foundational math and Python programming skills required to succeed in the course.
Our first module introduces the fundamentals of Python for data science. You’ll learn basic Python programming, how to use Jupyter Notebooks, and will be familiarized with popular Python libraries that are used in data science, such as Pandas and NumPy. Additionally, you’ll learn how to use Git and GitHub as a collaborative version control tool. At the end of this module, you’ll be able to build a basic linear regression model and evaluate the results. Finally, we’ll conclude with a heavy focus on visualizations as a way to convert data to actionable insights.
Variables, Booleans and Conditionals, Lists, Dictionaries, Looping, Functions, Data Cleaning, Pandas, NumPy, Matlotlib/Seaborn for Data Visualization, Git/Github
In this module, you’ll learn about data structures, relational databases, ways to retrieve data, and SQL fundamentals for data querying for structured databases, as well as NoSQL (and MongoDB) for non-relational databases. Furthermore, we’ll cover the basics of HTML, XML, and JSON in order to access data from various sources using APls, as well as Web Scraping.
Data structures, Relational Databases, SQL, Object-Oriented Programming, NoSQL databases, MongoDB, JSON, HTML/XML, Accessing Data Through APIs, CSS Web Scraping
This is a basic module that introduces the fundamentals of probability theory, where you’ll learn about principles like combinations and permutations. You’ll continue with statistical distributions and learn how to create samples with known distributions. By the end of this course, you’ll apply your knowledge by running Monte Carlo simulations and A/B tests.
Combinatorics, Probability Theory, Statistical Distributions, Bayes Theorem, Naive Bayes Classifier, Sampling Methods, Monte Carlo Simulation, Hypothesis Testing, A/B Testing
We’ll cover how and when regression models can be used to transform data into insights. You’ll learn about both linear and logistic regression and the algorithm behind regression models. By the end of this module, you’ll be able to evaluate the results of regression models and extend them to interaction effects and polynomial features. To compare the performance of models built, you’ll dive deeper into model evaluation and the bias-variance trade-off.
Linear Algebra, Linear Regression and extensions, Polynomials, Interaction effects, Logistic regression, Optimization Cost Function, Gradient Descent, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Time Series Modeling, Regularization, and Model Validation.
In Module 5, you’ll learn how to build and implement machine learning’s most important techniques and will take your first steps into classification algorithms through supervised learning techniques such as Support Vector Machines and Decision Trees. Additionally, you’ll learn how to build even more robust classifiers using ensemble methods like Bagged and Boosted Trees, as well as Random Forests. Next, you’ll move onto unsupervised learning techniques such as Clustering, and dimensionality reduction techniques like Principal Component Analysis.
Distance Metrics, K Nearest Neighbors, Clustering, Decision Trees, Ensemble Methods, Dimensionality Reduction, Pipeline Building, Hyperparameter Tuning, Grid Search, Scikit-Learn
In the final module, you’ll learn how to use regular expressions in Python and how to manage string values, analyze text, and perform sentiment analysis. Additionally, you’ll get an in-depth overview of deep learning techniques, densely connected neural networks for high-performing classification performance, convolutional neural networks for image recognition, and recurrent neural networks for sequence modeling. You’ll also learn about techniques to evaluate performance and to optimize and regularize model performance.
Neural Networks, Convolutional Neural Networks, Ngrams, POS Tagging, Text Vectorization, Context-Free Grammars, Neural Language Toolkit, Regular Expressions, Word2Vec, Text Classification
In our final project, you’ll work individually to create a large-scale data science and machine learning project. This final project provides an in-depth opportunity for you to demonstrate your learning accomplishments and get a feel for what working on a large-scale data science project is really like. You and your fellow students will each pitch three different ideas and then decide on your final project with your instructors. Instructors advise on projects based on difficulty and feasibility given the time constraints of the course. At the end of the course, you’ll receive a grade based on various factors. Upon project completion, you’ll understand how to construct a project that gathers and builds statistical or machine learning models to deliver insights and communicate findings through data visualisation and storytelling techniques.
Join the fastest-growing corner of the tech industry
More than ever before, companies are relying on data to make business decisions. Without data science, these industry trends stay undiscovered — no story to tell and no insights to share. In order to determine business goals, more and more companies are looking for data scientists to fill in the gaps. Data science is one of the fastest-growing and highest-paying sectors of the tech industry.
Growth in Data Science Jobs Since 2012
The course will qualify you for a position as a data scientist or a data analyst. If you have a professional background in programming, you may also be able to get a position as a data engineer or a machine learning engineer.
Meet your teachers
At Flatiron School, we believe that great teachers inspire us to understand topics on a profound level and inspire us to become lifelong learners. With experience both in the field and in the classroom, our data science instructors are dedicated and thorough. Simply put: you learn from the best.
Daniel has worked as a data scientist in multiple industries and is part of the Data Ethics committee in a well known organisation in London. He’s taught data science to students at all levels in corporate, third sector, and mentorship settings.
After earning a Masters in Statistics from New York University, Fangfang worked as a data scientist in the public policy and start-up sectors. However, her love of teaching led her to join Flatiron School as a lead instructor.
Sean Abu joined Flatiron School after working for IBM as a Data Scientist Consultant and as a high school economics teacher. As a lead instructor, he combines his past experiences to prepare students for their future.
Launch a career in tech with support from our Career Services
We wrote the book on how to get a job after a bootcamp. After more than five years working with passionate students and helping them land fulfilling careers in tech, we’ve got a keen understanding of what goes into getting that first job.
During your job search, you’ll meet weekly with your dedicated career coach. Coaches help with everything from CV review to interview prep, and help you tell your story to get the job you want.
We’ve built relationships with hiring managers at top companies, creating a robust employer pipeline for Flatiron School grads. Our Employer Partnerships team is constantly evangelising our grads and helping you get in the door.
Through 1:1 guidance from our Career Coaching team and our tried-and-true job-search framework, you’ll gain the skills and support you need to launch your career.
With a Deferred Payment Plan (DPP), you pay nothing towards your tuition until after you’ve left Flatiron School and are earning at least a minimum monthly income. We just need a refundable £1,000 deposit before you start.
Where our grads work
Take the leap and start your journey
Start your journey towards a career as a data scientist by joining our inclusive, dynamic student community at Moorgate. At Flatiron School, we admit students who bring creativity, ingenuity, and curiosity to the classroom.
Submit a written application to our Admissions team. Tell us about yourself and why you want to learn to become a data scientist.
Speak with an Admissions Advisor in a non-technical interview. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better. Nothing technical — just a friendly conversation.
After writing and submitting some code on Learn.co, you’ll attend a live interview session with an instructor to assess your understanding of the material covered in the pre-work.
Receive your acceptance decision from Admissions. This usually happens within four business days.
If accepted, you'll begin course pre-work to prepare for the first day of class.
Join us on campus
|Cohort Start Date||Status|
|Oct 7, 2019 – Jan 24, 2020||Open –|
|Nov 18, 2019 – Mar 6, 2020||Open –|
|Jan 6, 2020 – Apr 17, 2020||Open –|
|Feb 17, 2020 – May 29, 2020||Open –|
Making education accessible
Deferred Payment Plan
With a Deferred Payment Plan (DPP), you pay nothing towards your tuition until after you’ve left Flatiron School and are earning at least a minimum monthly income. We just require a refundable £1,000 deposit before you start.
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