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University of Bath: Mathematics with Data Science for Industry

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


The cutting edge of the application of mathematics in industry combines modelling, analysis and interpretation using methods from applied mathematics and the rapidly growing area of data science. This course is for you if you're interested in applying maths, statistics and computer science to solve complex problems in industry.

This course includes a wide range of taught units in applied maths techniques, mathematical modelling, data science, machine learning and scientific communication. You'll also gain real-world experience from group projects with other students and the opportunity to work on a project with one of our industrial partners.

Working with industry

A key element of the course is the opportunity to work on a real project with one of our industry partners. This may include some time based at an external company. Some of our current industry partners include the Met Office, Barclays, Emerson Roxar and Raytheon. Industry projects give direct experience of the problem solving process, including identifying the problem and translating it into mathematical language, processing and analysing relevant data, solving the mathematical problem, and communicating the results to the client.

Career prospects

Mathematics and data are fundamental to modern science and many industries are looking for graduates who can work across these fields. By gaining skills and knowledge in these areas, a wide range of career pathways will be open to you when you graduate. 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.


University of Bath
Faculty of Science

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