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Course summary

Physics with Data Science will give you a strong grounding across the fundamentals of Physics and the exciting field of Data Science. Co-taught with the School of Computer Science, Data Science underpins much of modern physics research and many industries, meaning you will be in demand in a wide range of careers. The Physics with Data Science MSci will equip you to be in the forefront of career opportunities for physicists requiring skills, expertise and experience in Data Science, including career paths in academia, industry and finance. Data Science encapsulates the techniques, algorithms and processes used to extract knowledge from data. Its importance arises from ever-increasing amounts of data across all areas of society, including Physics, and the challenges and opportunities of fully utilizing and exploiting them, including applications of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. You will gain a broad understanding of the fundamentals of Physics including Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Optics and more. Mathematical and Computational modules will build your data science knowledge with specialised modules and projects to build your experience and expertise. Year 3 and Year 4 offer a wide range of optional modules allowing you to study areas of Physics of interest to you. There is also a Data Science themed team project in Year 3, and a year-long Data Science research project in Year 4. You’ll also be able to study modules from the School of Computer Science on topics such as Machine Learning and Intelligent Data Analysis, and Neural Computation.


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How to apply

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If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above. If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.
Physics with Data Science at University of Birmingham - UCAS