MSc Data Science and Statistics (Health) – develop a strong mathematical foundation with specialist knowledge for a career in the global healthcare industry.

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University of Bath – Data Science and Statistics (Health) MSc – 1 year

University of Bath – Data Science and Statistics (Health) with professional placement – 2 years

Study our MSc Data Science and Statistics (Health) and develop a strong mathematical foundation in data science and statistics together with specialist knowledge for a career in the global healthcare industry.

Data science, statistics and machine learning are revolutionising healthcare. These methodologies are improving our understanding of disease cause and progression, influencing clinical and governmental decision-making, and rapidly becoming vital components of the modern healthcare system.

This course will equip you with the analytic skills sought after by employers such as pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and healthcare analytics companies. You’ll study the fundamentals of data science, machine learning, statistics and statistical modelling, alongside programming in both Python and R. You’ll gain extensive practical experience of how to interpret, analyse and evaluate data in healthcare applications through a bespoke year-long unit in Data Science and Statistics for Health and a summer research project.

Register to attend 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

  • Stand out when applying for jobs by gaining a strong foundation in both data science and statistics, opening up a wide range of careers in healthcare and other sectors.
  • Benefit from multi-departmental expertise to ensure you’re up to date with the latest advances in the field.
  • Undertake an intensive research project in collaboration with academics engaged in health-related research.
  • Undertake an optional 12-month placement with a company or public sector body, to improve your employability.
  • 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

On graduation, you’ll be well-equipped for a range of specialist data science and statistics careers in healthcare – from large-scale commercial enterprises to the public sector and innovative tech start-ups.

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 should be in a programme that incorporates a substantial mathematical element such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, chemistry, engineering or economics. Experience of computer programming would also be advantageous.

We will also consider other subjects, for example geography or biology, which may meet the criteria depending on their specific mathematical and computing content.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

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Find out more about the course

Join our online event

If you’d like to find out more about studying Data Science and Statistics (Health) or any data science master’s at Bath, 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 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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