BSc Data Science (G1G5)

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UCAS code G1G5
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £24,700 per year
  • International students: £24,700 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BSc Data Science

Data science is an exciting emerging discipline having a profound impact on society. The world produces increasing volumes of data every day and making sense of this data has the capacity to be transformative. Data science combines mathematical, statistical and computational approaches to enable knowledge discovery from data. Employability prospects in this field are very strong.

Bristol’s data science expertise means that you’ll be taught the sophisticated theory and methods needed to address modern data-analytic challenges by leading academics in this field. 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. Our highly interdisciplinary programme features links with the Bristol Institute for Scientific Computing (BriSC) as well as exposure to real-world problems from our industry partners.

With applications across a wide range of industries, studying data science will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to fast-track your career. Pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, market research, social media, finance, sports and disaster management are all fields with high demand for data scientists.

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.

Find out more about Data Science at Bristol and hear from industry partners and current students.

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Typical offer for BSc Data Science - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA including A* in Mathematics and A in Further Maths or another mathematics-related subject
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including A in Mathematics and A in Further Maths or another mathematics-related subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 7 at Higher Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) and 6 at Higher Level in another mathematics-related subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) and another mathematics-related subject
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Engineering, Engineering Science, Mathematics and Engineering, Science, or Science and Engineering. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 15 credits at Distinction in Mathematics, although more is recommended.
The Mathematics units taken should include study of calculus, algebra and trigonometry. Plus either A in A-level Mathematics, or achieving the required level in the Bristol School of Mathematics maths test.

Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer D*D*D in Applied Science or Engineering plus either A in A-level Mathematics, or achieving the required level in the Bristol School of Mathematics maths test.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in Mathematics and another mathematics-related subject (including Mathematics of Mechanics), and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall, with 9.0 in Mathematics and 8.5 in another mathematics-related subject
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Mathematics-related subjects include Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Economics; and Physics. STEP paper achievement may be included as part of an alternative offer.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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