Entry requirements

A first or second-class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a strong element of both mathematics and computing, and evidence of programming experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain a solid grounding in the theory and practice of data science. You’ll develop specialist knowledge in statistics, machine learning and software technology.

Why data science at Bath?
  • Become a data science expert with a solid mathematical foundation.
  • Gain a thorough grounding in the latest machine learning and software technologies.
  • Learn from a dedicated team of experienced data scientists who have been employed in professional environments such as Microsoft.
  • This is the course for you if you have a numerate first degree and want to study at the interface of statistics, computing and machine learning.
What you'll learn

Data science has become a highly prominent discipline in the modern era. It now drives a remarkable proportion of global economic activity compared to a decade ago, and is stimulating fundamental scientific progress across numerous fields. Effective data science requires a balanced combination of both science and technology.
By adopting a principled underlying approach, you’ll learn strong statistical foundations of universal relevance and develop a specialised knowledge of probabilistic machine learning techniques. You’ll gain expertise in the software technologies that are central to putting this knowledge into practice, addressing the challenges of small and large data sets.

Your future

On graduating, you will be ideally placed to progress into a wide 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 the field.

Information for international students

Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the four components) or equivalent. If you have not met our English language requirements, you may be eligible for a combined offer.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Science Graduate School
+44 (0)1225 38 3410