Taught course

Mathematics with Data Science for Industry

University of Bath · Department of Mathematical Sciences
MScMSc including placement year

Entry requirements

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

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mathematics, physics or engineering. We will also consider those with an undergraduate degree in other disciplines provided there is a substantial mathematical component.

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

Months of entry


Course content

The cutting edge of the application of mathematics in industry combines modelling, analysis and interpretation using methods from applied mathematics and the rapidly growing area of data science. This course is for you if you're interested in applying maths, statistics and computer science to solve complex problems in industry.

Mathematics and data are fundamental to modern science and many industries are looking for graduates who can work across these fields. By gaining skills and knowledge in these areas, a wide range of career pathways will be open to you when you graduate. You'll also have acquired the essential foundation for further postgraduate study and research within related fields.

Course highlights

  • Study a wide range of taught units in applied maths techniques, mathematical modelling, data science, machine learning and scientific communication.
  • Gain real-world experience from group projects with other students and the opportunity to work on a project with one of our industrial partners.
  • Benefit from tapping into our research specialisms for projects, including industrial applied maths, machine learning, statistics, data science, scientific computing, image processing, dynamical systems, asymptotics, modelling of waves and fluids, and mathematical biology.

Working with industry

A key element of the course is the opportunity to work on a real project with one of our industry partners. This may include some time based at an external company. Some of our current industry partners include the Met Office,BT, Nationwide and Raytheon. Industry projects give direct experience of the problem solving process, including:

  • Identifying the problem and translating it into mathematical language
  • Processing and analysing relevant data
  • Solving the mathematical problem
  • Communicating the results to the client

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 385 115