MSc, PGDip and PGCert Data Science

Data Science

Unlock the power of data with our MSc in Data Science, specializing in AI or Financial Technology.

Learn how to apply technology to real world data science problems and gain an in depth understanding of emerging technologies, statistical analysis and computational techniques.

By studying this degree you will:

  • have the option to study one of the specialist pathways in Artificial Intelligence or Financial Technology
  • address skills required by data scientists to drive improvements in organisational performance
  • have the opportunity to create your own data analysis projects
  • earn a prestigious qualification that is valued across the globe.

Programme structure, modules and specification

MSc: Four core modules, two compulsory modules, four optional modules, plus a final project. (180 credits)
Postgraduate Diploma: Four core modules, two compulsory modules and two optional modules. (120 credits)
Post Graduate Certificate: Two core modules and two optional modules. (60 credits)
Individual modules: There is provision for individual modules to be studied and assessed on a stand-alone basis without being registered for a related qualification. You may register for any number of core or optional modules on a stand-alone basis (subject to module availability), with the exception of the Final Project.

View the modules for MSc Data Science(Opens in new window)

View MSc Data Science module release dates [PDF]

You can also choose from one of two specialist pathways in:

Artificial Intelligence:

MSc Artificial Intelligence - modules(Opens in new window)
PGDip Artificial Intelligence - modules(Opens in new window)

Financial Technology:

MSc Financial Technology - modules(Opens in new window)
PGDip Financial Technology - modules

*Will be made available subject to approval

Entry requirements

What qualifications do you need?

Entry routes

We offer two entry routes into the programmes, so if you do not meet the academic requirements you may still be eligible to apply through an alternative route.

Entry Route 1 (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) and individual modules

To be eligible to register for any of the Data Science programmes, you must have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree (or an acceptable equivalent) in a relevant subject which is considered at least comparable to a UK second class honours degree, from an institution acceptable to the University.
  • Previous degrees should normally include a sufficient level of programming such as Python detailed in your transcript. Whilst other degrees such as Engineering and Mathematics will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • If we consider your previous degree as non-relevant then we will request you take our MOOC, Foundations of Data Science: K-means Clustering in Python, before you start our Data Science programme. This MOOC requires approximately 30 hours of study.

Entry Route 2 (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) and individual modules

  • A bachelor’s degree (or an acceptable equivalent) in any subject which is considered at least comparable to a UK second class honours degree, from an institution acceptable to the University.
  • In addition to the above, you will be required to complete an online preparatory course prior to registration. The online preparatory course, Foundations of Data Science: K-Means Clustering in Python, requires approximately 30 hours of study.

English Language requirements

You need a high standard of English to study this programme. You will meet our language requirements if you have achieved one of the following within the past three years:

  • IELTS: at least 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in the written test.
  • TOEFL iBT: at least 92 overall, with 22+ in reading and writing and 20+ in speaking and listening.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (at grade C or above)
  • Duolingo: must achieve an overall score of at least 120.

Alternatively, you may satisfy the language requirements if you have at least 18 months of education or work experience conducted in English.

Computer requirements

As this is a technical degree, you will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection and a minimum screen resolution of 1024x768. You will also need Adobe Flash Player to view video material and a media player (such as VLC) to play video files.

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