Taught course

Data Science

Aberystwyth University · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements 2:2 Bachelors (Honours) degree, or equivalent, in any discipline. Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience.

English Language Requirements IELTS 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent

Other Requirements Applicants are encouraged to submit an up-to-date CV as part of their application.

Months of entry


Course content

Data Science is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary area, with applications in business, government, public health, and the sciences. Its applications range from identifying customers’ buying patterns and monitoring machinery to tracking the spread of a disease and logging and improving an individual's health. There is therefore a huge unfilled demand for graduates with skills in ‘Big Data’.

Why study MSc Data Science at Aberystwyth University?

  • Aberystwyth University is a top 50 university for research power and intensity – REF 2014
  • Opportunity to study in Departments with links to many major companies and a strong research focus
  • Opportunity for graduates of any discipline to significantly enhance their employability
  • Opportunity to apply the knowledge from this course to other areas, including your initial undergraduate discipline
  • 100% of the Department of Computer Science’s research was deemed either world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of research impact – REF 2014
  • 98% of the Department of Computer Science’s research, and 100% of the Department of Mathematical Sciences’ research was of an internationally recognised standard or higher – REF 2014
  • Aberystwyth Department of Computer Science graduates exceed the national subject area average for employability

  • Our taught masters degrees are designed to meet the needs both of students intending a career in research, and those who want to accelerate an industrial career

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1970 622270