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

Course summary

Apply powerful computing technology to real-world data science. Data Science at Kent combines the expertise of internationally-renowned statisticians, mathematicians and computer scientists to give you the skills and knowledge to excel in a well-paid career. Reasons to study BSc (Hons) Data Science at Kent

  • You’ll get to work in real-life, business critical roles, putting into practice the skills you have gained whilst earning a salary
  • Learn to code in languages like R and Python, which are widely used in industry
  • Spend time in our dedicated makerspace, The Shed. You’ll have access to development equipment like Oculus Rift and Raspberry Pi and much more!
  • Graduates have gone on to careers at leading companies such as BAE Systems, Cisco and IBM
  • You’ll benefit from free membership of the Kent Maths Society and Invicta Actuarial Society
Course details First and second years: You’ll gain the skills that will lay the foundation for the rest of your studies including modules in statistics, mathematics, computer science and artificial intelligence. Third year: You’ll be able to choose from a range of modules, so you can focus in areas that you want to explore in more depth for your chosen career path. Year in Industry: This will take place between your second and third year. Students have previously worked in leading companies such as Travelers, Bank of England and Lloyds. Head over to our website for more details.


Year 1 Compulsory modules currently include: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Databases and the Web Computers and the Cloud Programming for Artificial Intelligence Mathematical Methods Probability Statistics Data Science Practice SMSAS Industrial Practice Stage 1 Year 2 Compulsory modules currently include: Algorithms Database Systems Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Predictive and Explanatory Modelling in Context Optimisation for Data Analysis Preparing for Professional Practice Year in Industry Industrial Placement Experience Industrial Placement Report Year 3 Compulsory modules currently include: Natural computation Machine Learning and Deep Learning Advanced Models and Bayesian Inference Data Science Project Optional modules may include: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Natural Language Processing

How to apply

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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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 £18600 Year 1
International £18600 Year 1

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Please see the programme page at for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2024/25 for international students are £22,700 for laboratory programmes and £18,600 for non-laboratory programmes
Data Science with a Year in Industry at University of Kent - UCAS