Taught course

Data Science

University of Bath · Faculty of Science

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 (or any joint mathematics degree), statistics, physics, astrophysics, engineering maths or other science degrees with sufficient baseline maths and programming content.

We will also consider the following subjects but would require further supporting evidence of programming knowledge: computer science, chemistry, engineering or economics.

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

You will also need to have studied mathematics to at least A level standard or an international equivalent.

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.

Data science drives a significant proportion of global economic activity, and is influencing scientific progress across numerous fields. This course provides you with the tools to become an industry expert with a strong mathematical foundation. You will gain an understanding of the balanced combination of science and technology required for delivering effective data science.

You’ll learn strong statistical foundations of universal relevance and develop specialist knowledge of probabilistic machine learning techniques. You will gain expertise in the software technologies that are central to putting this knowledge into practice, addressing the challenges of small and large data sets.

You’ll learn from a dedicated team of computer scientists who have a wealth of experience from their professional backgrounds.

After graduation you’ll be well 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 related fields.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 38 3410