MSc Data Science & Statistics – learn specialist skills in statistics ready for a career in industry.

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University of Bath – Data Science & Statistics MSc – 1 year

University of Bath – Data Science & Statistics with professional placement – 2 years

Study our MSc Data Science & Statistics to develop a strong foundation in the theory and practice of data science, and learn specialist skills in statistics ready for a career in industry.

Data science is increasingly important to the global economy and is influencing scientific progress across a wide range of fields from bioscience, to energy and telecommunications. We’ll provide you with the tools to become an industry expert with a strong mathematical foundation.

Register to join our webinar on Wednesday 6 December from 1:30pm – 2:30pm GMT and discover more about our suite of data science master’s degrees at Bath.

Course highlights

  • Work with a dedicated team of computer scientists and mathematicians who have a wealth of experience from their professional backgrounds.
  • Learn strong statistical foundations of universal relevance as well as gaining expertise in statistics and probabilistic modelling, including the design, collection, analysis and presentation of data.
  • Study machine learning techniques and software technologies central to putting this knowledge into practice, addressing the challenges of small and large data sets.
  • Be part of our supportive postgraduate community.
  • Live and study in a beautiful world heritage city.

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

MSc 2 year full-time with professional placement

Career Opportunities

With our MSc you’ll be well placed for a variety of careers in data science – from large-scale commercial enterprises, to innovative tech startups.

Recent graduate roles include data scientist, machine learning developer, Python developer and software engineer.

Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class undergraduate degree or equivalent international equivalent.

To apply for this course, your undergraduate degree may be in a programme that incorporates a strong element of both mathematics and computing such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, chemistry, engineering or economics. Any such degree programme should have included some non-trivial element of programming instruction.

We will also consider other subjects, 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.

Hear Professor Mike Tipping give more information about Data Science and Statistics at Bath.

Discover more about the course

Join our online event

If you’d like to find out more about studying our MSc in Data Science & Statistics, or any of our data science master’s degrees, join our live webinar on Wednesday 6 December from 1:30pm – 2:30pm GMT. During the webinar, our teaching staff will take you through the differences between our data science master’s courses to help you decide which one could be right for you.

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK and International students

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