Data Science MSc

1 year, starting in September 2018

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.

Course structure

This course lasts 1 year. It starts in September 2018 and ends in 2019. Induction week starts on 24 September 2018.

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.

Units

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
“Data science is driving huge amounts of global economic activity, shaping the future in many different fields.”
Mike Tipping

Professor of Data Science (2017)

Entry requirements

Qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

United Kingdom qualifications

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.

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.

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.

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.

Italy qualifications

A laurea with a final overall score of at least 103 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fees and funding

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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Fees

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

Learn how we decide fee status

Tuition fees

See the most recent fees for postgraduate courses.

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.

Application information

  • Course title
    Data Science
  • Final award
    MSc
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • UK/EU application deadline
    31 August 2018
  • Overseas deadline
    30 June 2018
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply

Course enquiries

Admissions
pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
+441225385115

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