Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Data Modelling and Analytics MSc Data Science and Business Analytics
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Master of Science - MSc
Duration 3 years 1 year
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics
Entry requirements

A typical offer is 120 points to include minimum of 2 A levels, including grade B in A level mathematics or B in further mathematics or A level mathematics and statistics or mathematics (pure and applied) excluding general studies. Mathematics (mechanics) accepted as mathematics.

International Baccalaureate: 30 overall to include 5 at Higher Level mathematics. English must be included.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM to include a distinction in a mathematics subject: Individual interview/diagnostic test will be required.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Pass Access to HE Diploma (i.e. mathematics, science, combined) with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction and to include at least 12 credits in mathematics units with merit. Individual interview/diagnostic test please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk for further information.

Other qualifications are also welcome and will be considered individually, as will be individuals returning to education, email maths@plymouth.ac.uk

Students may also apply for the BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year. Successful completion of the foundation year guarantees automatic progression to the first year of any of our mathematics courses.

Direct entrants into years other than the first year will be considered individually.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.


A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline.

English language requirements

If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test.

Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this.

Prior knowledge of data analysis or statistics and/or work experience are not necessary.