Course dates

Starting date, Monday 4 Nov 2019
10-5pm | 5 days
Starting date, Monday 16 Dec 2019
10-5pm | 5 days
Starting date, Monday 6 Jan 2020
10-5pm | 5 days

Course overview

Learn how to manipulate and shape your data, automate process or write bespoke programs on our practical introduction to programming using Python. 

Aimed those new to programming, our week-long course aims to give you a hands-on introduction to Python, a general-purpose programming language.

Python can be used for nearly everything and continues to grow in popularity with organisations like NASA, Google, YouTube and the New York Stock Exchange all using it for different things. Through the use of excellent numerical packages, Python can also compete against more statistical and mathematical packages such as R.

Throughout your course, you’ll learn about:

  • General introduction to programming
  • Programming in Python
  • Using the interpreter in iPython
  • Writing Python scripts
  • Loop and control flow (for-loops, if-statements)
  • Data-types: strings, lists and dictionaries
  • Using and writing functions
  • Functions for scientific programming: Numpy and SciPy
  • Finding problems in code
  • Data manipulation project using Python

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to write useful programmes, understand more complex Python programmes written by others as well as how to use Python for more advanced data analysis.

This course can be taken in conjunction with our Intermediate Python course or our Introduction to R course.

Fees

£750

Booking information

This course is also available as a set of evening courses which run twice a week of four weeks for £695. 

Book onto Introduction to Python – Evening Courses.

We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. Please be advised that in order to provide an assessment and plan appropriate support we require as much notice as possible and, in some circumstances, up to 3 months. If you are planning to book, or have already booked, onto a short course please contact Goldsmiths Disability Team (disability@gold.ac.uk) at your earliest convenience.

Discounts

As a University, we want to give as many people access to our courses as possible. There are a number of discounts that can help you, find out more below: 

  • 10% discount when you enrol for more than one of our short courses at the same time.
  • 20% discount for UK students
  • 25% discount for members of the UK Law and Society Association (UKLSA)
  • If 5 people register from the same institution, the fifth place is free.
  • If you’re a Goldsmiths’ student, member of staff and alumni, you can email us for current discounts.

As a University, we are able to offer our courses at minimum prices, and free of VAT - to make knowledge available to as wide audience as possible.

To find out about our refund policy, go to our AIR courses main page

Disability Support

We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. If you require adjustments, please complete the relevant section on the booking form and also contact us at shortcourses@gold.ac.uk so we can respond to your requests as soon as possible. 

Please note our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable.

Book now

Starting date, Monday 4 Nov 2019
10-5pm | 5 days
Starting date, Monday 16 Dec 2019
10-5pm | 5 days
Starting date, Monday 6 Jan 2020
10-5pm | 5 days

Enquiries

If you have any questions about this course please contact air (@gold.ac.uk) or call +44 (0)20 7078 5468.

For information on our upcoming short courses please sign up to our mailing list.

Location

Goldsmiths' Main Campus, New Cross, London

Tutor information


Portrait of Dr Will Lawrence

Dr Will Lawrence

The course is directed by Dr Will Lawrence, who completed his PhD at the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, and who has a background in psychology. Will has rich experience in delivering training in both Python and R, to diverse audiences.

 

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