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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Course overview

Mathematical Sciences will allow you to achieve a quality degree driven towards data analytics. Taught modules will allow you to enhance your experiences and knowledge by building on skills in computing, statistical and mathematical modelling and management. Mathematical science degrees are widely used in all aspects of modern society, from statistics and computing to management, scientific work and teaching.

Why choose this course?

Both data analytics and data science are a major component of Industry 4.0. Today more than ever all industries around the world including agriculture, manufacturing, trading, healthcare and finance are rapidly evolving into data-driven economies. The worldwide situation of the recent Covid-19 pandemic has taught us that economies based on data science and data analytics are not only important but essential for the survival of the majority of businesses.


Typical core modules

  • Core Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics 1
  • Programming and Algorithms
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence

Typical core modules

  • Probability Models and Methods
  • Statistical Models and Methods
  • Introduction to Scientific Computation
  • Algorithms Data Structures and Efficiency
  • Introduction to Formal Reasoning

Typical optional modules

  • Operating Systems and Concurrency
  • Developing Maintainable Software
  • Artificial Intelligence Methods
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Introduction to Image Processing
  • C++ Programming
  • Software Specification
  • Languages and Computation

Typical core modules

  • Mathematics Group Projects
  • Optimisation
  • Machine Learning

Typical optional modules

  • Applied Statistical Modelling
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Autonomous Robotic Systems
  • Designing Intelligent Agents
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Vision
  • Data Visualisation
  • Data Visualisation Project

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

A Level

BBB, including Mathematics, excluding critical thinking and general studies.

IB Diploma 30 points with 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level, including a specific subject in mathematics.
STPM BBB, including Mathematics, excluding Pengajian Am.
UEC 2 As including Mathematics and grade B3 in 3 further academic subjects, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language.
SAM or other
Australian Matriculations
ATAR 86 including specific subjects in mathematics and other relevant subjects.
Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

79% average based on 6 subjects with at least 70% in Advanced Functions and Calculus and Vectors.

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University’s requirements.

Advance Placement (AP) 4, 4, 4, including AP Calculus BC. 
Diploma - Other Institutions Acceptance to the second year is on a case-by-case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.30 out of 4.0 and above, including good grades in relevant subjects. 
Foundation - Other Institutions Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.30 out of 4.0 and above, including good grades in relevant subjects. 
University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation

Successful completion of the Foundation in Engineering or Science programme with a minimum of 50% in all mathematics modules.

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we are also reviewing and accepting grades based on the minimum acceptable (and those who are holding grades with near misses). The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

IELTS (Academic):

6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT): 80 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking)
PTE (Academic): 65 (with no less than 59 in each element)
GCE A Level English Language or English Literature: Grade C
GCE A Level English Language or English Literature: Grade C
SPM: CEFR level B2
GCSE O-Level: Grade C / 4
IGCSE (first language): Grade C / 4
IGCSE (first second): Grade B / 6
MUET: Brand 4
UEC: Grade B3
IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level): 4 points

IB English B (Higher Level):

4 points

IB English B (Standard Level):

5 points

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Foundation progression options

The Foundation in Engineering or Science is a pathway for students to pursue a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Data Science. Modules on the programme aim to improve language and study skills as well as enhance understanding of mathematics and the physical sciences.

Successful completion of this programme with no failed modules and a minimum of 50% in all mathematics modules are required for progression to the BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Data Science.

Learning and assessment

How you will learn

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Computer labs

How you will be assessed

  • Coursework
  • Examinations


Our step-by-step guide contains everything you need to know about applying for undergraduate courses.

How to apply


Malaysian studentsRM39,900 per year
International studentsRM49,950 per year

Where you will learn

Malaysia Campus

Semenyih Campus is 48km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and just 45 minutes’ drive from the famous city centre with its iconic Petronas Twin Towers. On arrival, you are immersed in the green jungle backdrop that Malaysia provides with wildlife, sunshine and campus lake.

The campus is home to our business, education, science and engineering schools, which sit alongside a sports centre, library and student accommodation. The University has everything a modern day student could wish for with the added bonus of being located in central Asia allowing you to travel further afield in your free time.

Public transport is plentiful with free shuttle services operating on some routes. Taxi/Grab services in Malaysia are very reasonable and used widely by the student community.


The programme serves to prepare graduates for the career path of data science. Based on the selection of modules in the programme, graduates and enter specialized fields in data science.

The University has an established Careers Advisory Service (CAS) that provide students with essential resources and guidance for career choices and offer many opportunities to develop the skills needed to plan and manage your future. Our Careers Advisory Service will work with you to improve and maximise your employability skills. As well as providing essential resources and guidance they will also assist you with job/course applications, facilitate searches for appropriate work experience placements and connect you to a wide range of prospective employers or training opportunities.

It is foreseeable that future organizations, private or government, will require analytics to identify trends and patterns in the behaviour of the public. For the tertiary sector, the identification of these trends is crucial when making decisions on the launching of new products and services, as well as when using risk management to minimize loses.

For the healthcare industry, analytics allow for a more accurate, faster and cheaper diagnosis using artificial intelligence, for example, medical prescriptions can be generated for medicine collection. For the secondary sector, the efficiency of the systems in the manufacturing industry can also be maximized through the use of data science to identify wastage. For the primary sector, the harvesting of goods such as growing of crops and fishing can be maximised or sustained with the use of analytics. Data science allows for a prediction of the crop yield on a plot of land given the soil content and water level, and also helps in preventing overfishing to ensure sustainable fish stocks.

As for the authorities, the trend in the daily behaviour of the public is important in maximising the efficiency of the public use of infrastructures and enforcing of the laws to prevent both financial and personal crimes. In addition, data science is useful in improving military intelligence gathering capabilities and enhancing the prediction of the occurrence of natural disasters to minimize the impact. In other words, data science touches every aspect of life of everyone, from farmers to merchants to law enforcers.

The world will be run by data analytics, and this programme serves to train future data analysts.

Frequently asked questions

The University of Nottingham’s Mathematics and Data Science BSc (Hons) programme is an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree that combines the mathematical foundations with the skills and techniques of data science.

This course will equip students with a strong background in computational expertise and mathematics that is necessary to analyse, interpret, and extract insights from complex data sets, which will help to make informed data-driven decisions across various industries.

This course offers many advantages. The combination of mathematics and data science enables students to gain a comprehensive skill set that is in high demand in the job market.

Graduates of this programme will possess a strong foundation in mathematical science principles, statistical analysis, and programming skills, which prepares them for careers in data science, data analytics, machine learning, and other related fields.

Yes, internships and practical experience are part of the course to provide students with the opportunity to apply the mathematical and data science knowledge they learnt in real-world settings. This will further help them gain practical skills and build professional networks.

Yes, the strong foundation gained from this undergraduate degree will allow students to pursue postgraduate degrees in fields such as engineering, data science, computer science, statistics and other related disciplines. UNM students can consider the Engineering MPhil/PhD for postgraduate studies. 

A degree in this discipline opens doors for work in sectors such as:

  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Consulting
  • Business, and more.

Graduates can pursue job roles such as:

  • Data scientists
  • Data analysts
  • Machine learning engineers
  • Business analysts
  • Quantitative analysts

Proficiency in programming languages will help you succeed in this course. However, you do not need prior knowledge to enrol. 

A Mathematics and Data Science course typically introduces students to several common software and tools used in the field. Students will learn programming languages such as Python and R and be exposed to tools and frameworks such as TensorFlow, scikit-learn and SQL databases that are commonly employed in the data science ecosystem. 

Yes, UNM offers both scholarships and financial aid to deserving students who are enroled in this degree.

This content was last updated on 10 July 2024. Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate, but changes are likely to occur between the date of publishing and course start date. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply.