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What will I learn?

**Learn how to apply powerful computing technology to real-world data science problems.**Modern societies produce huge amounts of data. However, this information is only useful if we can analyse it and gain practical insights. Data science combines powerful computing technology, sophisticated statistical methods, and expert subject knowledge to carry out this analysis. It is a field that has emerged over recent decades, and is now an exciting, fulfilling, and high-profile career choice, with positions available in many diverse fields. Our specialist BSc Data Science with a Foundation Year course provides an opportunity for you to develop your mathematics skills and start learning some university-level material, fully preparing you for university study before you progress onto your chosen Data Science degree. This course has been designed for those who have achieved grades or are predicted grades significantly lower than our standard entry requirements. **Why study Data Science at Kent:*** You will graduate with a range of skills including data science, machine learning and communication skills, as well as more specific knowledge in areas such as Python, SQL, Java and Hadoop * Study in award-winning classrooms and breakout spaces * You’ll be taught by internationally-renowned mathematicians and statisticians whose varied interests lead to a broad range of optional modules * You will benefit from free membership of the Kent Maths Society and Invicta Actuarial Society * You could be employed as a Student Ambassador, earning money while you study by inspiring the next generation of mathematicians. **Course details**To help bridge the gap between school and university, you’ll cover material from the A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics syllabuses, along with advanced topics taken from university-level studies preparing you for stage 1 of the BSc Data Science degree. You will have the choice of taking a placement year between stages 2 and 3 by transferring onto the BSc Data Science with a Year in Industry (UCAS: UCAS: G191). For more information, please visit our website.

Which department am I in?

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

16 September 2023


Main Site

Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry,,

Darwin Road,



CT2 7NZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For entry to a Kent undergraduate degree programme, US students typically need to have: A High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum final GPA of 3.2/4.0. PLUS one of the following: SAT with a score of between 1290 – 1380 depending on the subject you are applying for OR ACT with a score of between 27-29 depending on the subject you are applying for OR 3 SAT Subject Tests with scores of between 600-700 depending on the subject you are applying for OR 2 Advanced Placement (AP) tests with scores of between 4-5 depending on the subject you are applying for. Applicants will also be considered with the following: A combination of SAT Subject Tests and Advanced Placement (AP) tests; An Associate Degree with a GPA of at least 3.2/4.0; 1 or 2 years of a US Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.2/4.0; International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificates as per standard University of Kent requirements; College-level classes/honors classes on a case-by-case basis. Students who have completed 2-3 years of a Bachelor’s degree in the US with a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0 may be considered for 2nd year entry to a Kent undergraduate programme provided they have taken sufficient classes in their major. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in R&W; 5.5 in S&L).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Kent

Alongside outstanding tuition from expert faculty, the University of Kent offers excellent career skills training and support to graduates.

  • Top-ranked UK university with modern facilities
  • Vibrant, diverse student body from 150+ countries
  • Key focus on employability and career skills
  • Excellent support facilities and safety measures

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