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Bachelor of Science Data Science and Business Analytics
University of London
Bachelor Level
Degree Courses
3-6 years
12 courses
100% online
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The online BSc Data Science and Business Analytics programme prepares you to solve interdisciplinary problems and make strategic, clearly reasoned decisions using data. In addition to building core quantitative skills, you’ll examine the techniques, methodologies and principles that underpin modern data applications in management, economics and related disciplines.

Programme Structure

The BSc Data Science and Business Analytics programme – with academic direction from faculty at the globally ranked London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – is a rigorous and rewarding programme suited to those with strong mathematical ability and an interest in quantitative analysis. As you develop your quantitative skills, you will also learn how to take an analytical, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving in a variety of contexts.

Build a quantitative foundation.
Your introductory courses in subjects like mathematics, statistics and economics will familiarise you with the quantitative, methodological and theoretical foundations of data science.

Cultivate applied skills.
Your intermediate courses will focus on practical competencies such as abstract mathematics, applied modelling and prediction, statistical inference and theory, and programming.

Explore high-level competencies.
Your advanced courses will give you the opportunity to explore specialised interests, topics in management and other intersecting social science disciplines, and statistical machine learning techniques.


Sample Course Sequence

The maximum period of registration is six years, but we suggest you aim to complete your programme within three to four years. To complete the programme in as few as three years, students must take four full courses (or equivalent) each year.

The table below shows the suggested course sequence when taking this programme through Standard Entry Route (equivalent of 12 full courses) over three years. All full courses are 30 credits and take 20 weeks of learning. Half courses are 15 credits and include 10 weeks of learning.

Year One

MT1186 Mathematical Methods

ST104A Statistics 1*

ST104B Statistics 2*

EC1002 Introduction to Economics

MN1178 Business and Management in a
Global Context

Year Two

ST2195 Programming for Data Science

ST2133 Advanced Statistics: Distribution Theory*

ST2134 Advanced Statistics: Statistical Inference*

MT2116 Abstract Mathematics


EC2020 Elements of Econometrics

ST2187 Business Analytics, Applied
Modelling and Prediction

Year Three

MN3141 Marketing Management

ST3189 Machine Learning

ST3188 Statistical Methods for Market

Open Choice**

Half Course

** Open choice courses: Choose a) one 100-, 200- or 300-level course (or two half courses) from the course selection list (PDF 1.5 MB)External link:open_in_new or b) two LSE summer school courses.


Deadlines and Start Dates

Deadlines and start dates are the same for all programmes. No matter which programme or start date you choose, we encourage you to submit your application by the priority deadline. 

The University of London offers four start dates per year. The table below displays upcoming start dates (and corresponding deadlines) for all programmes.

Early Priority
Application Deadline
Application Deadline
Application Deadline
Programme Starts
28 January 2022
18 February 2022
18 March 2022
30 May 2022
1 April 2022
29 April 2022
27 May 2022
8 August 2022

If you submit your application before the priority deadline for your preferred start date, you'll be invited to an exclusive webinar – an excellent opportunity to learn more about the online learning environment and admissions process – and be able to get a head start on planning your education.

General Entrance Requirements

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age by the registration deadline. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

If you are age 20 or younger,
you must have passed qualifications that satisfy the General Entrance Requirements, equivalent to 3 UK GCE A-levels in non-overlapping subjects where grade EED or above is achieved or one year of university credits (30 US credits or 60 ECTS or 120 UK credits).

If you are ages 21–26,
you may qualify under Reduced/Mature Entry criteria: 1 UK GCE A-level at grade C or above or an acceptable equivalent (20 US university credits or 30 ECTS or 60 UK credits). Work experience may also be taken into consideration.

If you are age 27 or older,
you may qualify under Reduced/Mature Entry criteria: 1 UK GCE A-level at grade E or above or an acceptable equivalent (20 US university credits or 30 ECTS or 60 UK credits). Work experience may also be taken into consideration.

Mathematics Requirements

You will be required to demonstrate competence at least equivalent to mathematics at UK GCE A-level (grade A–E).

You may also meet the mathematics requirement by having earned 15 UK credits, 6 US college-level credits or 7.5 ECTS in one or more of the following subjects (or acceptable equivalents from around the world):

  • mathematics

  • engineering mathematics

  • computing mathematics

  • algebra

  • geometry

  • trigonometry

  • quantitative techniques/methods

  • statistics

  • business statistics

  • business mathematics

  • calculus

  • differentials

  • algorithms

English Language Requirements

You are required to demonstrate English proficiency to be admitted to the programmes. The University of London accepts a range of evidence, including proficiency tests. If you don't have evidence but believe you can meet the standard, the university may consider your case.

This list represents a sample of accepted qualifications. The University of London accepts many qualifications from around the world that are not listed here, including school qualifications, diplomas and professional awards. 

If you have any questions about the entry qualifications or application requirements outlined here, please contact us.


The programme fees below refer to the February 2022 and May 2022 sessions only.

Student TypeHalf Module/Course Fees
(10 Weeks)
Full Module/Course Fees
(20 Weeks)
Indicative Total Programme Fees
(12 Full Modules/Courses)
UK Residents
Non-UK Residents£854£1,709


The indicative total programme fees above reflect average annual fee increases and assume you complete your programme within the minimum time, without resits. Please note that the indicative total programme fees have been calculated based on February 2022 and May 2022 intakes only, and that the indicative total programme fees will increase for programmes starting after May 2022.

Other Costs

Please note that the programme fees above exclude:

Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Sales Tax
All student fees shown are net of any local value-added tax (VAT), Goods and Services Tax (GST) or any other sales tax payable by the student in their country of residence. Where the University is required to add VAT, GST or any other sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the fees shown during the payment process. For students residing in the UK, our fees are exempt from VAT.

You may also need to budget for textbooks (which could extend to around £300 per year).

Examination centre fees
You will be required to pay an 
examination centrefee directly to the venue each time you sit an exam. Examination centre fees are not included in the fees set out above. This fee will vary from centre to centre and you should contact your proposed examination centre(s) for details of their fees to factor them in to the overall cost of completing the programme. In these unprecedented times, the University has and continues to respond quickly to the impact of COVID-19, which has resulted in changes to our assessment processes. In line with our General Regulations, the University may offer you alternative assessments where necessary. This includes holding online timed assessments in place of written examinations, which are usually held at examination centres. You can find contact details for all our examination centres on the website. The University of London is only responsible for the examination centre fee charged at London centres. You will be charged £81 per sitting when using London examination centres.

Examination resit fees
If you need to resit a module/course, you must pay a resit fee. The current resit fee for full courses is £346 for a full course, and £173 for a half course.

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