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BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Data Science

Excel in the ever-growing field of data science, by gaining a solid grounding in applied mathematics, programming, statistics and data analysis.

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Giving you the skills industries need


The 21st century has seen enormous advances in technology, bringing with it new challenges in the analysis of data. From healthcare to the environment, data is now everywhere and in larger, more complex data sets than ever before.

To exploit this data there is a growing need for graduates with mathematical and computational skills, who can apply these skills to the field of data science. Our course has been specifically designed to meet this demand, equipping you with the broad range of skills and experience employers are looking for.

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Is this course for you?


Are you inquisitive? A problem solver? Do you thrive on a challenge? Then this course could be for you.

Data scientists are part mathematician, part computer scientist and part trend-spotter. They interrogate data to uncover insights and make accurate predictions to solve complex problems.

On the course you'll learn to use your mathematical skills to formulate problems and discover patterns in data. You will develop strong programming skills and the ability to use mathematical algorithms on large data sets. You'll also gain an understanding of machine learning and artificial intelligence at the cutting-edge of data science.

Entry requirements:

A*AA (including A* at Maths A level)

For other entry requirements and further details visit the course page.

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Giving you the flexibility for a wide range of careers


Having a solid foundation in mathematics and statistics will set you apart when applying for data science roles, but also enables you to follow other non-related career paths.

The broad knowledge and skills you will gain on the course are valued by employers and will prepare you to go into a variety of professions such as computing, financial services and management.

Optional units

The course has a range of optional units available, giving you the option to tailor it to your specific interests. In the third year you'll also get to work on a real-world problem in an area that interests you.

You may also be able to switch between mathematics courses during the first year.

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Boost your employability with a placement year


Having work experience can really make your application stand out when applying for your first job, which is why two-thirds of our students choose to go on a placement.

As well as enhancing your CV, going on a placement allows you to try out future career options to see if it's what you really want to do. The majority of placements are paid and you may even have the opportunity to go abroad.

We have excellent links with a wide variety of employers. Past students in the department have undertaken placements at:

  • BAE systems
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • The Met Office
  • UNICEF
  • BT
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