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University of Bath: Data Science and Statistics

Institution University of Bath View institution profile
Department Computer Science View department profile
Telephone +44 1225 38 5115
Study type Taught


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 numerous fields from bioscience, to energy and telecommunications. We'll provide you with the tools to become an industry expert with a strong mathematical foundation.

Who is this course for? 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 general programming and machine learning development skills. 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.

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.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

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 five UK university in the Complete University Guide 2024, and 92% of our research is rated as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021).

Bath is home to over 5,800 postgraduate taught and research students, representing over 153 nationalities. We are …

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