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Course summary

Join a University ranked in the UK top five for Maths research (THE analysis of REF 2021) with an excellent reputation for teaching and learning (UK top ten for Maths, QS World University Rankings by subject 2023). Data science combines mathematical, statistical and computational approaches to enable knowledge discovery from data. This exciting emerging discipline has a profound impact on society, and career prospects in this field are very strong. Choosing to spend a paid year in industry will give you the opportunity to put theory into practice in a real world setting. It can help you hone your skills in project management, teamwork and communication. You'll develop valuable professional insight and connections, boosting your employment choices after graduation. You'll be supported by our dedicated Placements administrator based in the Science Partnership Office, with help in finding the right role for you and guidance on applications and career skills. Learn with leading academics in this exciting field. Bristol's data science expertise means that you'll be taught the sophisticated theory and methods needed to address modern data-analytic challenges, applying what you learn to real-world problems. Our highly interdisciplinary programme features links with the Bristol Institute for Scientific Computing (BriSC) as well as opportunities to learn more about your future career options through our links with industry partners. You will study units involving a blend of theoretical background and practical skills designed especially for this new course, including Mathematical Tools for Data Science, Advanced Linear Modelling and Classification, and Algorithms and Machine Learning. If you're interested in pursuing further research, our Centre for Doctoral Training, COMPASS, offers the opportunity to study computational and statistical science through a four-year PhD programme. Think Big bursaries of £3,000 are available to support first-year international undergraduate students in this subject area.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalencies, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate offer: 88% overall, with 9.0 in Mathematics and 8.5 in another mathematics-related subject. Mathematics-related subjects include Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Economics; and Physics. STEP paper achievement may be included as part of an alternative offer.

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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
EU £29300 Year 1
International £29300 Year 1

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Data Science with a Year in Industry at University of Bristol - UCAS