BSc in Data Science
Programme Code: UBDSC
Department: Statistics
For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22
Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations
Threeyear Classification Scheme for BA/BSc degrees from the 2018/19 academic year.
Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.
Paper 
Course number, title (unit value)  
See note 
LSE100 The LSE Course  
Year 1  

Paper 1 
ST102 Elementary Statistical Theory (1.0) ^{#}  
Paper 2 
MA100 Mathematical Methods (1.0) ^{#}  
Paper 3 
ST101 Programming for Data Science (0.5) and ST115 Managing and Visualising Data (0.5)  
Paper 4 
EC1A3 Microeconomics I (0.5) ^{#}  

and one from:  

EC1B3 Macroeconomics I (0.5) ^{#}  

FM101 Finance (0.5)  
Year 2  
Paper 5 
MA102 Mathematical Proof and Analysis (0.5) ^{#} ^{A}  

and  

MA222 Further Mathematical Methods (Linear Algebra) (0.5) ^{#} (not available 2021/22)  
Papers 6 & 7 
Courses to the value of 2.0 unit(s) from the following:  

Either  

ST206 Probability and Distribution Theory (0.5) ^{#} and ST211 Applied Regression (0.5) ^{#}  

and 1.0 unit(s) from the options list below  

Or  

ST202 Probability, Distribution Theory and Inference (1.0) ^{#} and ST211 Applied Regression (0.5) ^{#}  

and 0.5 unit(s) from the options list below  
Paper 8 
MA214 Algorithms and Data Structures (0.5) ^{#} and ST207 Databases (0.5) ^{#}  
Year 3  
Paper 9 
ST310 Machine Learning (0.5) ^{#} and ST311 Artificial Intelligence (0.5) ^{#}  
Paper 10 
Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:  

ST300 Regression and Generalised Linear Models (0.5) ^{#}  

ST304 Time Series and Forecasting (0.5) ^{#}  

ST308 Bayesian Inference (0.5) ^{#}  

ST326 Financial Statistics (0.5) ^{#}  
Paper 11 
ST312 Applied Statistics Project (0.5) ^{#}  

and 0.5 unit(s) from the list of options below  

List of options  

MA301 Game Theory I (0.5) ^{#} ^{1}  

MA316 Graph Theory (0.5) ^{#}  

MA320 Mathematics of Networks (0.5) ^{#}  

MA333 Optimisation for Machine Learning (0.5) ^{#}  

ST301 Actuarial Mathematics (Life) (0.5) ^{#} ^{2}  

ST302 Stochastic Processes (0.5) ^{#}  

ST303 Stochastic Simulation (0.5) ^{#} ^{3}  

ST307 Aspects of Market Research (0.5) ^{#} ^{4}  

any 0.5 unit(s) course listed under paper 10  
Paper 12 
Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:  

FM213 Principles of Finance (1.0) ^{#}  

FM300 Corporate Finance, Investments and Financial Markets (1.0) ^{#} ^{5}  

MA300 Game Theory (1.0) ^{#} ^{6}  

ST327 Market Research: An Integrated Approach (1.0) ^{#} ^{7}  

ST330 Stochastic and Actuarial Methods in Finance (1.0) ^{#} ^{8}  

any courses listed under papers 10 & 11  
Notes 
LSE100 is a half unit taken by all students, running across Michaelmas and Lent Terms in the first year. The course provides one of the marks that is eligible to be included in the calculation of the First Year Average for purposes of classification. 
Options list
EC2A3 Microeconomics II (0.5) ^{#} (not available 2021/22)  
EC2B3 Macroeconomics II (0.5) ^{#} (not available 2021/22)  
EC2C3 Econometrics I (0.5) ^{#} (not available 2021/22)  
EC2C4 Econometrics II (0.5) ^{#} (not available 2021/22)  
FM213 Principles of Finance (1.0) ^{#}  
LL210 Information Technology and the Law (1.0) ^{#}  
MA103 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (1.0) ^{#} ^{B}  
MA208 Optimisation Theory (0.5) ^{#}  
MA210 Discrete Mathematics (0.5) ^{#}  
ST205 Sample Surveys and Experiments (0.5) ^{#}  
ST226 Actuarial Investigations: Financial (0.5) ^{#}  
ST227 Survival Models (0.5) ^{#}  
Paper 10 options list
ST300 Regression and Generalised Linear Models (0.5) ^{#}  
ST304 Time Series and Forecasting (0.5) ^{#}  
ST308 Bayesian Inference (0.5) ^{#}  
ST326 Financial Statistics (0.5) ^{#}  
Papers 10 & 11 options list
MA301 Game Theory I (0.5) ^{#} ^{9}  
MA316 Graph Theory (0.5) ^{#}  
MA320 Mathematics of Networks (0.5) ^{#}  
MA333 Optimisation for Machine Learning (0.5) ^{#}  
ST300 Regression and Generalised Linear Models (0.5) ^{#}  
ST301 Actuarial Mathematics (Life) (0.5) ^{#} ^{10}  
ST302 Stochastic Processes (0.5) ^{#}  
ST303 Stochastic Simulation (0.5) ^{#} ^{11}  
ST304 Time Series and Forecasting (0.5) ^{#}  
ST307 Aspects of Market Research (0.5) ^{#} ^{12}  
ST308 Bayesian Inference (0.5) ^{#}  
ST326 Financial Statistics (0.5) ^{#}  
Prerequisite Requirements and Mutually Exclusive Options
1 : MA301 can not be taken with MA300
2 : Before taking ST301 you must take ST227
3 : Before taking ST303 you must take ST302
4 : ST307 can not be taken with ST205, ST327
5 : Before taking FM300 you must take FM213
6 : MA300 can not be taken with MA301
7 : ST327 can not be taken with ST307
8 : Before taking ST330 you must take ST302
9 : MA301 can not be taken with MA300
10 : Before taking ST301 you must take ST227
11 : Before taking ST303 you must take ST302
12 : ST307 can not be taken with ST327, ST205
Footnotes
A : Students can obtain exemption from this course if they take MA103 in papers 6&7
B : Students taking this option are exempt from MA102
# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.
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