This course will give you a solid grounding in how mathematics, statistics and data science, supported by IT solutions, are applied to the analysis of big data encountered in industry, business and research organisations. About the Foundation Year The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the ability to study for a degree but don't have the qualifications to enter directly onto the Mathematics and Data Science honours degree programme. Once you pass the Foundation Year you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria). About the BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Data Science These studies will build a solid foundation in quantitative methods and data science, combined with an understanding of how to develop software and use mathematical and statistical applications. In the final year, you will have a chance to specialise in areas like multivariate analysis and data mining, advanced and distributed databases and advanced analytics. This degree has a very high academic and professional standing and the Applied Mathematics Department has been formally recognised for its high quality teaching, excellent resources and dedicated staff. The Department also boasts state-of-the-art facilities at its Byrom Street campus, with over 150 high performance computers and industry-standard software. We aim to improve your employability wherever possible on this course, which is why practical modules are introduced at every level. Most importantly, you can spend a sandwich year on a paid work placement to get a taste of what it's really like to work in industry. The Department's strong links with over 450 local and national organisations mean that all of its courses are designed and developed to suit the needs of employers today, as well as creating excellent work placements for students. Currently we have close ties with Clatterbridge, Eddie Stobart, National Grid, Experian and GE to name but a few.