University of Bath: Data Science and Statistics

InstitutionUniversity of Bath View institution profile
Department Computer Science View department profile
Web http://www.bath.ac.uk/science
Email pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
Telephone +44 1225 38 5115
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Summary

Data science is increasingly important to the global economy and is influencing scientific progress across numerous fields. This course will provide you with the tools to become an industry expert with a strong mathematical foundation.

You’ll learn strong statistical foundations of universal relevance as well as gain expertise in statistics and probabilistic modelling, including the design, collection, analysis and presentation of data. You’ll also study machine learning techniques and software technologies central to putting this knowledge into practice, addressing the challenges of small and large data sets.

This course is designed for graduates who have limited experience of statistics and would like to develop their knowledge in this area. The first semester will give you the foundation level statistical knowledge and general programming skills required of data scientists. The second semester is focused on statistics, and will give you the skills and knowledge to challenge real world data using more advanced analytical techniques.

After graduation you’ll be well placed to progress into a wide variety of careers in data science, from large-scale established commercial enterprises to innovative technology start-ups. You'll also have acquired the essential foundation for further postgraduate study and research within related fields.

**Optional placement year**

This course gives you the option of extending your course by a year to go on a placement.

Going on placement gives you the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge to a year working in industry. You’ll be employed full-time in a role to match your future career ambitions, broadening your experience and transferable skills. We have links with some of the industry’s leading companies.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

University of Bath
Faculty of Science
 

Our mission is to deliver world class research and teaching, educating our graduates to become future leaders and innovators, and benefitting the wider population through our research, enterprise and influence.”

Why choose Bath for your postgraduate study?
The University of Bath has an international reputation for its high quality research and teaching. We are ranked as a top ten UK university in the Guardian University Guide 2020, and 87% of our research is rated as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Bath is home to over 5,100 postgraduate taught and research students ...

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