Taught course

Data Science and Statistics

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

Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class undergraduate degree or equivalent international equivalent.
To apply for this course, your undergraduate degree may be in a programme that incorporates a strong element of both mathematics and computing such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, chemistry, engineering or economics. Any such degree programme should have included some non-trivial element of programming instruction. We will also consider other subjects, for example geography or biology, which might also meet the criteria depending on their specific mathematical and programming content.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Before you apply, please check the University of Bath website for the most recently published entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop a strong foundation in the theory and practice of data science, and learn specialist skills in statistics ready for a career in industry.

Data science is increasingly important to the global economy and is influencing scientific progress across numerous fields from bioscience, to energy and telecommunications. We'll provide you with the tools to become an industry expert with a strong mathematical foundation.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for graduates who have limited experience of statistics and would like to develop their knowledge in this area. The first semester will give you general programming and machine learning development skills. The second semester is focused on statistics, and will give you the skills and knowledge to challenge real-world data using more advanced analytical techniques.

Course highlights

  • Work with a dedicated team of computer scientists and mathematicians who have a wealth of experience from their professional backgrounds.
  • Learn strong statistical foundations of universal relevance as well as gaining expertise in statistics and probabilistic modelling, including the design, collection, analysis and presentation of data.
  • Study machine learning techniques and software technologies central to putting this knowledge into practice, addressing the challenges of 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
International students

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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

+44 (0)1225 385115