Data Science BSc (Hons) - Graduate Apprenticeship 2019 entry

The Graduate Apprenticeship (GA), delivered in partnership with PwC, is an exciting opportunity to study for an Honours degree while gaining significant industry experience. You will gain a blend of work experience with PwC technology teams during multiple work placements, get fully funded tuition, gain a degree in Data Science, and get paid a salary over the four-year course.

At the end of the course, you could join PwC full-time, with the potential to specialise in a chosen technology-related area and customise your role to fit your passion and skills.

The GA course follows the structure of the BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Statistics course in the first two years, with summer placements with PwC at the end of each year. The Honours part of the course (third and fourth year) includes more advanced study of Data Science, and two periods of assessed placement for a total of twelve months, with PwC.

Applications for the GA will be considered from students already holding an offer for a course in Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics, and meeting the eligibility criteria. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview with PwC. To find out more information on the GA course and the application process, please contact

See the programme regulations for this apprenticeship on the undergraduate collaborations page


School of Computer Science
University of St Andrews
Jack Cole Building
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9SX

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 3253

School of Computer Science website

School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of St Andrews
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9SS

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 3744

School of Mathematics and Statistics website

UCAS code

You cannot apply for this course directly through UCAS. If you wish to be considered for this course, you should apply for an undergraduate course in Computer Science or Mathematics and Statistics. If you are successful in receiving an offer for one of these courses, and you meet the eligibility criteria, you can find out more by emailing

Course type

Graduate Apprenticeship, incorporating Bachelor of Science (Honours degree)

Course duration

Four years full time

  • Start date: 9 September 2019
  • End date: 30 June 2023

Entry requirements

See the typical entry requirements for courses in Computer Science or Mathematics and Statistics.


Apprentices must have the right to live and work full time in Scotland.

Do I need to have studied this subject before?

Yes, applicants are expected to have studied Mathematics at Higher, A-Level, IB or equivalent. You do not need to have studied Computer Science.

Faculty entry requirements

You must also meet the Faculty of Science minimum qualifications. These vary depending on which qualifications you hold.

Other qualifications

Passes in other examinations at equivalent levels and subjects may be accepted by the Dean of the Faculty. More information on how to apply via other entry routes or accreditation of prior learning and experience can be found on the University’s entry requirements webpage.

Find out more about Faculty of Science entry requirements.


St Andrews students must meet with their Adviser of Studies at the beginning of Semester 1 in September to complete advising – a compulsory part of the matriculation process. After module choices have been decided, a timetable will be allocated indicating the dates and times of classes.