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BSc Data Science with a Year in Industry (G1G6)
A-level standard offer: A*AA
A-level contextual offer: AAB
See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.
4 year(s) full-time
Part-time study is not available for this course
Part-time study is not available for this course
£9,250 per year, home students
£25,900 per year, international students
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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 2022).
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. Career prospects in this field are very strong, and taking this programme with a year in industry will give you the experience employers are looking for.
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.
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Bursaries of £2,500 are now available to help cover accommodation and tuition costs. Find out more about the scholarships.
This course is accredited by the following organisations
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.
A-level standard offer
A*AA including A* in Mathematics and A in Further Maths or another mathematics-related subject
A-level contextual offer
AAB including A in Mathematics and A in Further Maths or another mathematics-related subjectFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
D*DD in either Engineering BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, plus A in Mathematics at A-level (or equivalent) OR any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, plus A in A-level Mathematics (or equivalent). Applicants taking Engineering BTEC may be invited to take the University of Bristol Maths test in place of A-level Mathematics.Find out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
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
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 subjectFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
88% overall, with 9.0 in Mathematics and 8.5 in another mathematics-related subject
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AA in Mathematics and another mathematics-related subject (including Mathematics of Mechanics), and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Access to HE Diploma
Access to HE Diploma in Engineering, Science or Computing (or similar titles). 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 (including algebra, calculus and trigonometry). Plus either A in A-level Mathematics, or achieving the required level in the University of Bristol School of Mathematics maths test.
Requirements 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.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
No specific subjects required
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
More about UK qualifications.
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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