Durham University

School of Education

Durham Visit

SCOUT Programme



Welcome to Durham University and the GREAT Scholars for Outstanding Undergraduate Talent (SCOUT) programme. We are delighted to be working in partnership with the British Council and the state of Tamil Nadu to support this excellent initiative and provide an experience of international education.


Our programme content will focus on data science and artificial intelligence. In an era where data is the new gold, understanding how to extract insights and make predictions using data science and AI is more crucial than ever. This programme is crafted to meet the needs of beginners and intermediate learners alike, offering 24 hours of flexible online learning. Through interactive materials, you will have the opportunity to explore the foundational knowledge of these innovative areas.

Our online and face-to-face learning experiences are designed to launch you into the dynamic world of data science and artificial intelligence (AI). Whether you're looking to build foundational knowledge, enhance your practical skills, or explore the fascinating applications of AI, this programme offers an engaging pathway to mastering the essentials and beyond.

The curriculum is designed not just to teach but to inspire, opening doors to opportunities in industries ranging from tech and healthcare to finance and beyond. Whether you aim to advance your studies, pivot to a new field, or innovate in the realm of AI, this program offers the inspiration to propel you forward.

We look forward to working with you as you embark on a journey of discovery and innovation.


Professor Catherine Reading (Programme Director)