The 8-week placement will give you first-hand research experience to ‘top-up’ your undergraduate degree, before you progress on to our MSc Mathematics with Data Science for Industry course. You'll work in a research environment with academics from SAMBa and our Department of Mathematical Sciences, and may have opportunities to work with our industry contacts on research or to develop mathematical ideas.
During your master’s you’ll be guaranteed an interview for our PhD programme and you can also choose to apply for PhDs at other universities. If you change your mind about studying for a PhD, you could use the skills and experience you've gained during your master's to apply for jobs in industry instead.
The scheme is a great way to get started in mathematics research. The summer placement will give you a taster of the research done at Bath, then you can further build your skills and experience through the MSc programme. — Professor Tim Rogers, SAMBa academic
I am thoroughly enjoying my PhD research as part of SAMBa, and really appreciate the inclusive environment. Completing the MSc beforehand, getting some direct experience of research, and getting to know people in the department, really helped me understand what a PhD would be like and gave me the confidence and opportunity to pursue high-level mathematics research. — Shaunagh Downing, PhD student and MSc graduate