Taught course

Data Science

Institution
University of Bath · Department of Computer Science
Qualifications
MScMSc including placement year

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Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class Bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.

To apply for this course your undergraduate degree can be in computer science with a strong mathematical focus, mathematics or any joint mathematics subject. Statistics, physics, astrophysics, engineering maths or other science degrees with sufficient baseline maths are also suitable. We'll also consider other subjects with sufficient maths content. Programming experience is an advantage.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Data science drives a significant proportion of global economic activity from healthcare to finance and technology. It's influencing scientific progress across numerous fields including bioscience, energy and telecommunications. This course provides you with the tools and strong mathematical foundation to become an industry expert. You'll gain an understanding of the balanced combination of science and technology required for delivering effective data science.

After graduation, you’ll be well placed to progress into a variety of careers in data science, from large-scale established commercial enterprises to innovative technology start-ups. You will also have acquired the essential foundation for further postgraduate study and research within related fields. Recent graduate roles include Data Scientist, Machine Learning Developer, Python Developer and Software Engineer.

Course highlights

  • Work with a dedicated team of computer scientists who have a wealth of experience from their professional backgrounds.
  • Learn to understand and develop state-of-the art machine learning techniques.
  • Gain expertise in when to apply the best technique for the best results, in small and large data sets.
  • Be part of our supportive postgraduate community.
  • Live and study in a beautiful world heritage city.

Optional placement year

This course gives you the option of extending your course by a year to go on a placement.

Going on placement gives you the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge to a year working in industry. You’ll be employed full-time in a role to match your future career ambitions, broadening your experience and transferable skills. We have links with some of the industry’s leading companies.

Fees and funding

UK students
11,700
International students
26,700

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc including placement year
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1225 385115