Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Data Science
with a Year in Industry

Learn valuable analytical skills while exploring cutting-edge mathematical science.
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2024

Course overview

Data science combines powerful computing technology, sophisticated statistical methods, and expert subject knowledge to analyse and gain practical insights from huge amounts of data produced by modern societies.

Our specialist BSc Data Science programme combines the expertise of internationally-renowned statisticians and mathematicians from the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science and computer scientists and machine learners from the School of Computing to ensure that you develop the expertise and quantitative skills required for a successful future career in the field.

Year in Industry

Your year in industry takes place between your second and final year, giving you invaluable work experience. You earn a salary and there may be the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation.  

Why study Data Science at Kent?

Big futures.

An emerging field in recent decades, data science is now an exciting, fulfilling and high-profile career choice.  

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Develop your skills.

Learn industry standard software like PROPHET, R and Python.

Be creative.

Amazing facilities, software packages and makerspaces on a vibrant campus with stunning city views.  

Your network.

You’ll benefit from free membership of the Kent Maths Society and Invicta Actuarial Society.

Get ahead.

You gain invaluable workplace experience, get paid and have the chance to assess a particular career path.  

Everything you need to know about our Data Science course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
BBB
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

You learn to analyse data and solve problems using a high level of skill in calculation and manipulation of the material in the following areas: data mining and modelling, artificial intelligence techniques/statistical machine learning and big data analytics. You also learn how to apply key aspects of big data science and artificial intelligence / statistical machine learning in well-defined contexts. In addition, you plan and develop a project themed in a data science area such as business, environment, finance, medicine, pharmacy and public health.

How you'll study

We know that people learn in a variety of ways, so modules may consist of a mix of lectures, practical sessions and independent study. Innovative ways of teaching, such as virtual learning environments and work-based tuition are being developed and introduced.

Your future

You graduate with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of data science and a range of professional skills, including:

  • programming
  • modelling
  • design.

To help you appeal to employers, you also learn key transferable skills that are essential for all graduates. These include the ability to:

  • think critically
  • communicate your ideas and opinions
  • analyse situations and troubleshoot problems
  • work independently or as part of a team.

You can also gain extra skills by signing up for one of our Kent Extra activities, such as learning a language or volunteering.

An industrial placement can greatly enhance your studies and have a dramatic impact on your graduate choices.   

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

Full-time

  • UK
    £9,250
  • EU
    £18,600
  • International
    £18,600

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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