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School of Physics and Astronomy

New for 2021 - Physics with Data Science

The School of Physics and Astronomy is proud to launch a new innovation in Physics education for undergraduate students looking to start university in 2021.


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Our BSc and MSci Physics with Data Science programmes combine the rigorous education of a Russell Group physics degree with the skills, knowledge and tools needed to solve real-world problems with data science techniques.

As a Russell Group university with a difference, we encourage our students to apply previously unthinkable ideas to the challenges of the real world. BSc and MSci Physics with Data Science will allow our students to study the fundamental forces of nature and develop sought-after mathematical, analytical, and computer programming skills.

Physics with Data Science offers students the best of both worlds - you'll get all the quality features of an accredited Physics degree, combined with a clear route to developing specific, highly relevant and employable skills in computer programming, statistical data analysis, modern machine learning and artificial intelligence methods.

Kick-start your career

As companies and governments are starting to adjust to the massive amounts of data becoming available with the advent of new technologies, the need for graduates with data science skills is skyrocketing - demand for workers with specialist data skills has more than tripled over five years (Royal Society, May 2019). Through this course, graduates will be primed to step directly into high-value data science careers as well as gain access to academic or research roles.

Physics with Data Science is available as a three or four-year degree and is designed to help equip our graduates with the skills and learning opportunities of a traditional Physics degree, combined with the tools and practical knowledge needed to access twenty-first century careers.