Our BSc Data Science aims to provide a programme of study that combines data science, machine learning, statistics and mathematics. The programme uses a rigorous approach, has a mathematical focus and involves applying data science to the social sciences.
The BSc Data Science will prepare you for further study, or for professional and managerial careers, particularly in areas requiring the application of quantitative skills. The programme also allows you to choose to study a specialist area according to your developing interests and career plans.
As a student on the BSc Data Science you’ll gain practical skills, theoretical knowledge and contextual information that will be excellent preparation quantitative careers in a range of industries. By the end of the programme BSc Data Science students will:Gain extensive first-hand experience of carrying out typical workflows of data analytics.
London, United Kingdom
IELTS: 7 TOEFL: 100
Format and contact hours: You will usually attend a mixture of lectures and related classes, seminars or workshops totalling between 10 and 15 hours per week. Hours vary according to courses and you can view indicative details in the Calendar within the Teaching section of each course guide.
Independent study: You are also expected to complete independent study outside of class time. This varies depending on the programme, but requires you to manage the majority of your study time yourself, by engaging in activities such as reading, note-taking, thinking and research.
LSE teaching: LSE is internationally recognised for its teaching and research and therefore employs a rich variety of teaching staff with a range of experience and status. Courses may be taught by individual members of faculty, such as lecturers, senior lecturers, readers, associate professors and professors. Many departments now also employ guest teachers and visiting members of staff, LSE teaching fellows and graduate teaching assistants who are usually doctoral research students. You can view indicative details for the teacher responsible for each course in the relevant course guide.
Academic mentor: Your academic mentor will be available to offer general guidance and assistance with both academic and personal concerns, and you will be expected to meet them every term. The Mathematics and Statistics Support Centre provides additional help with first year quantitative courses. You can also join the student-run Maths and Stats Society and Actuarial Society for programme-related activities and for getting to know your classmates better.
Other academic support: There are many opportunities to extend your learning outside the classroom and complement your academic studies at LSE. LSE LIFE is the School’s centre for academic, personal and professional development. Some of the services on offer include: guidance and hands-on practice of the key skills you will need to do well at LSE: effective reading, academic writing and critical thinking; workshops related to how to adapt to new or difficult situations, including development of skills for leadership, study/work/life balance and preparing for the world of work; and advice and practice on working in study groups and on cross-cultural communication and teamwork.
Disability and Wellbeing Service: LSE is committed to enabling all students to achieve their full potential and the School’s Disability and Wellbeing Service provides a free, confidential service to all LSE students and is a first point of contact for all disabled students.
Formative unassessed coursework:
All taught courses are required to include formative coursework which is unassessed. It is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others.
Below we list our entry requirements in terms of GCSEs, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and A-levels. We accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas.
38 points overall, with 766 in higher level subjects, including higher level Mathematics.
Contextual admissions IB grades*
37 points overall, with 666 in higher level subjects, including higher level Mathematics.
AAA, with an A in Mathematics
We also consider your AS grades, if available.
Contextual admissions A-level grades*
AAB with an A in Mathematics
Every undergraduate student is charged a fee for each year of their programme.
The fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It does not cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.
The 2022 tuition fee for new Home students is £9,250 per year. The Home student undergraduate fee may rise in line with inflation in subsequent years.