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Data science master's degrees at Bath

Develop specialist skills sought after by industry and boost your employability with our range of data science courses.

Discover a data-driven future


Data science is the driving force behind global economic activity from healthcare and marketing, to finance and technology. How we gather, analyse and utilise data is challenging the way organisations look at the world, and is reshaping our future.

Our range of data science courses gives you access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, excellent graduate prospects and strong links to industry. We're recognised by Forbes magazine as one of the best places in the world to study data science, and our dedicated team of computer scientists and mathematicians bring a wealth of professional experience.

Find out about scholarships and funding options

If you're applying for a postgraduate course, you may be eligible for financial support. Find out about the scholarships, bursaries, and other funding available to master's students to help fund your studies at Bath.

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Find the right data science course for you

Whether you're looking for a broad foundation in machine learning and data science, or want to develop your skills as a statistician, explore our range of data science master's degrees to find which suits you best.


Data Science MSc

Develop skills in machine learning, statistics and software technology for a solid grounding in the theory and application of data science.

This course is ideal for students looking to develop a broad understanding of data science and its applications across awide range of industries - from scientific research to commercial data analysis. It has a focus on practical machine learning and is suitable for students with undergraduate degrees in scientific disciplines with a significant mathematical component, but limited experience of machine learning and data science.

Data Science and Statistics MSc

Develop skills in statistical modelling, machine learning and software technology. You'll gain a solid grounding in the theory and application of data science with an emphasis on statistical approaches.

Similar to our Data Science course, our Data Science and Statistics MSc is ideal for students looking to develop a broad understanding of statistics, statistical learning and data science applicable across a wide range of industries from scientific research to commercial data analysis. This course however, has a focus on applied statistics and is suitable for students with undergraduate degrees in scientific disciplines with a significant mathematical component but limited experience of statistics and data science.

Data Science and Statistics (Health) MSc

Learn fundamental skills in statistical modelling, machine learning and software technology. This course will give you a solid grounding in the theory of data science with an emphasis on the interpretation and evaluation of medical and healthcare data.

This course is ideal for students looking to use data science within the medical and healthcare industry and is best suited to those with undergraduate degrees in scientific disciplines with a significant mathematical component, but limited experience of statistics and data science.

Mathematics with Data Science for Industry MSc

Learn key skills in statistics, machine learning, mathematical modelling and collaborative problem solving, and gain practical experience applying these techniques to problems in a wide range of industries.

This course is ideal for students looking to develop and apply mathematical, statistical and computational skills to tackle complex, real-world problems. It's best suited to students with undergraduate degrees in highly mathematical disciplines.

Financial Mathematics with Data Science MSc

Understand financial modelling, data analysis, machine learning and software technology for a solid grounding in modern financial mathematics.

Financial Mathematics with Data Science is ideal for students looking to develop a sound understanding of classical and contemporary mathematical and computational methods used in the finance industry. It's suited to students with undergraduate degrees in scientific disciplines with a significant mathematical component, but limited experience of financial mathematics.

Placements


Many of our data science courses come with the option to do a placement working in industry, giving you the opportunity to gain work experience as part of your degree.

On placement, you'll be employed full-time in a role to match your future career ambitions, broadening your experience and transferable skills and putting what you're learning on your course to the test.

We have over 50 years of experience offering placements and have links with companies of all sizes - from household names to start-ups.

Find out more about going on placement
Suhaibur Rehman Data Science MSc on placement at Wessex Water 2023

Rankings

Some of the awards, accolades and league table rankings for the University of Bath.*


*These are our most recent undergraduate rankings.