Data Science and Statistics MSc

1 year, starting in September 2018

Gain a solid grounding in the theory and practice of data science, including developing specialist knowledge in statistics.

Data science is increasingly important to the global economy and is influencing scientific progress across numerous fields. This course will provide you with the tools to become an industry expert with a strong mathematical foundation.

You’ll learn strong statistical foundations of universal relevance as well as gain expertise in statistics and probabilistic modelling, including the design, collection, analysis and presentation of data. You’ll also study machine learning techniques and software technologies central to putting this knowledge into practice, addressing the challenges of small and large data sets.

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 the foundation level statistical knowledge and general programming skills required of data scientists. 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.

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'll also have acquired the essential foundation for further postgraduate study and research within related fields.

This course is subject to final approval. You can register your interest for 2018 entry now and we'll get in touch when applications open.

Course structure

This course lasts 1 year. It starts in September 2018 and ends in 2019.


Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Learning and assessment


Learning

  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Online assessment
  • Seminar
  • Written examination

Entry requirements


Origin of qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

United Kingdom qualifications

A first or strong second-class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) is required, in a programme that incorporates a strong element of both mathematics and computing.

Specific degree subjects compatible with these criteria might be:

  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Economics

Any such degree programme should have included some non-trivial element of programming instruction. The Statistics MSc will not be suitable for students with a strong statistics component in their undergraduate degree as there will be substantial overlap in the content.

There are other degree programmes, 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.

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

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.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

France qualifications

A licence, diplôme d'ingénieur or a maîtrise with a final overall score of at least 14 out of 20 (bien).

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Greece qualifications

A university bachelor's degree (Ptychio) or diploma with a final overall score of at least 6.5 - 7.5 out of 10 depending upon the institution attended.

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Italy qualifications

A laurea with a final overall score of at least 100 out of 110.

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Spain qualifications

A titulo de licenciado or titulo de ingeniero with a final overall score of at least 5.0 (aprobado).

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

China qualifications

A four-year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 75% depending on the institution attended.

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Ghana qualifications

A bachelor's degree with a final overall result of at least B (Good, GPA 3.5 or 60%).

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

If within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in a country where English is the official first language, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

India qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a First Class.

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Kenya qualifications

A bachelor's honours degree with a final overall result of at least a 2:1.

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

If within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in a country where English is the official first language, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Nigeria qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a 2:1.

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

If within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in a country where English is the official first language, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Pakistan qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree from a high ranked (HEC) university with a final overall result of at least a First Class (Divison 1).

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Saudi Arabia qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 75% (GPA of at least 3.5 out of 5.0 or 3.0 out of 4.0).

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Tanzania qualifications

A bachelor's degree with a final overall result of at least an upper second (very good or a GPA 3.5).

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

United States of America qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 2.8 out of 4.0 (B).

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Egypt qualifications

A bachelor’s degree awarded by a university with an overall score of at least 75% (very good).

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Malaysia qualifications

A bachelor degree with an overall final result of at least a 2:1.

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Mexico qualifications

A Título de Licenciado or Título (Profesional) de (subject area) with a final overall result of least 8 out of 10.

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Hong Kong qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B or 2:1).

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Turkey qualifications

A Lisans Diplomasi with a final overall GPA of at least 2.8-3.0 depending on the institution you have attended.

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding


Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

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Tuition fees

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How to pay

Tuition fee loans

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Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. You do not have to pay it back.

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Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

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Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

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