Terms and Conditions

1. Important

Please read these conditions carefully as they set out the terms and conditions that apply to your payment of tuition fees for your Southampton Data Science Academy (SDSA) course. It is important that you make sure that you have read and understood all of these conditions as you will be deemed to have accepted these conditions when you make a payment to SDSA.

Southampton Data Science Academy is the trading name of Southampton Global Limited, which is a subsidiary of Cambridge Education Group Limited and registered in England under company number 10112318, Registered Office: 51-53 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1NT, United Kingdom.

You may not transfer or assign any or all of your rights or obligations under any Contract.

If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, all other provisions shall remain unaffected.

Contracts may be concluded in the English language only and that no public filing requirements apply.

2. Application

You may book a place on a Course through the Website or by contacting one of our Agents. In each case you must complete the relevant application form, ensuring all the details provided – which may include personal contact information – are correct to the best of your knowledge. It is your responsibility to inform us if your details change in the period between booking and completing your Course.

If you are successful in your application to join your selected course, you will receive an email from SDSA outlining your course of study which will detail the tuition fee required to secure your place.

3. Payment of tuition fees

The tuition fees can be paid at any point from receipt of your offer but MUST be received before the course starts.

If your tuition fees are not received by this date, you will not be able to start your course and your place may be offered to someone else.

You must pay your fees in full prior to starting the course.

4. What’s included, what’s not?

Payment of your tuition fee will include:

  • All academic tuition, whether online or face-to-face
  • Access to all required learning resources
  • Transcript and award

Your tuition fee will NOT include:

  • Travel or accommodation for study visit components of your course, if offered

Some Courses may have equipment requirements, which will be made clear to you in the Email confirming your place.

5. Refund Policy

You have the right to cancel within 14 days after the day on which the Contract is entered into; you do not need to give a reason, but you must inform us by email (as given on the Contact page of the website) or post to the Registered Office. If you cancel, you will receive a full refund of Fees paid.

If you wish to cancel during the 14 days period but after the course has started, we will retain a proportion of the fee(s) paid to cover administrative and educational work undertaken in good faith in order to deliver the course to you.

If you wish to cancel after the 14 days period, we may at our discretion refund a proportion of the Fees paid.

If, at any point, you display threatening, abusive or dangerous behaviour towards us, your tutors, fellow students or any of our staff or affiliated individuals, we reserve the right to eject you from the course without refunding any fees paid.

6. Payment of refunds

We aim to process refunds within 3 weeks of your request. Please note at busy periods this may take longer.

All refunds will be calculated in Pounds Sterling. No refund for any shortfalls due to exchange rate fluctuations, or offer compensation for any bank or other charges incurred shall be made.

All refunds will be paid to the original payee.

7. Liability

In the event of a student's sponsor or loan provider failing to make payment in respect of the tuition fees, the student will be held personally liable for the payment; if the fee is not paid prior to the start of the course, entry to the course may be refused.

Any reference in these terms to liability of the student shall also infer liability on the sponsor of the student and such liability is joint and several.

8. Data protection

SDSA warrants that, to the extent it processes any Personal Data relating to or provided by you:

  • it shall comply with the terms and provisions set out in the CEG Privacy Policy (as SDSA is a subsidiary of Cambridge Education Group) a copy of which is available on CEG’s website at
  • it will comply with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018;
  • it has in place appropriate technical and organisational security measures against unauthorised or unlawful processing of Personal Data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, Personal Data.

9. Variation of Conditions

SDSA may, by written notice, vary these terms and conditions as may be necessary to comply with any law, regulations or amendment thereof, of the Government of Great Britain.

SDSA additionally reserves the right, upon giving written notice of such change to all affected students and sponsors, to make an addition, amendment or alteration to these conditions as is deemed necessary by SDSA.

The information contained in this publication is for guidance only. While SDSA has made every effort to check that the information contained in these pages is correct and up-to date at the time of publication, it cannot be held responsible for any errors or omission.

All notices given by you to us must be given in writing to the address set out at the end of these Terms. We may give notice to you at either the email or postal address you provide to us when submitting an Entry.

If we fail to enforce any of our rights, that does not result in a waiver of that right.

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with English Law under the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.