Data Science at University of Sussex - UCAS

Course summary

Our society is built on data. There’s an increasing demand for people with skills in data analysis, programming and statistics. This course is for you if you want to become proficient in handling data, using computational and statistical methods to solve real-world data-intensive problems. Sussex is home to Sussex Artificial Intelligence, one of our Centres of Excellence, and the Data-Intensive Science Centre (DISCUS). You’ll learn from experts:

  • our mathematicians’ research is making world-changing impact – from modelling and controlling infectious diseases, to predicting floods and the behaviour of queues and social networks
  • our computer scientists lead national and international research projects on machine learning, natural language processing and artificial intelligence.
Your teaching is based on our leading research. During your studies, you’ll explore the relationship between modern data science and statistics. You’ll:
  • gain a thorough grounding in theories and techniques
  • develop critical knowledge in programming and statistics, as well as analytical and modelling skills
  • use industry-standard software such as Python and R
  • learn how to handle and analyse large sets of data
  • work with our researchers for your final-year project.
An academic adviser will guide you throughout your degree. You’ll have opportunities to engage with potential employers and to apply for a placement to gain experience working in industry. When you graduate, you’ll have the skills, knowledge and confidence to progress into roles such as data analyst, data engineer, business data analyst, database administrator, data scientist and software engineer. About Sussex Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better. Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries. Location We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast. We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away. With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.


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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Including at least 5.5 in each component. We accept IELTS One Skills Retake. We do not accept IELTS Online.
PTE Academic59Including at least 59 in all four skills. We do not accept the PTE Academic Online test.
TOEFL (iBT)80TOEFL (iBT), including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing. We do not accept TOEFL (iBT) Home Edition.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £21500 Year 1
International £21500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.
Data Science at University of Sussex - UCAS