Taught course

Data, Policy and Society

City, University of London · Department of International Politics

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a lower second-class (2.2) honours degree or above, or international equivalent.
We welcome applications from any discipline or background as this course is focussed on how data is increasingly applied, used and governed across all industries.

Months of entry


Course content

You will benefit from a sociologically informed understanding of data-centric systems, which are integral to the majority of industries today, as well as the focus of governmental and non-governmental bodies.
We believe that an interdisciplinary and critical approach to data and computational systems and their ethical use is a requirement for roles within tech companies, government bodies, thinktanks and non-governmental organisations alike.
This degree is ideal if you are an independent thinker who wants to work in industry or government.
An interest in data, emerging technologies and their implications for policy and society will be helpful as cutting-edge theoretical insights, research methods and ethics combine to establish the programme.
You can undertake projects that explicitly develop research undertaken on social and computer science undergraduate programmes. Accordingly, you might have a background in sociology and social policy, politics, computer science or human-computer interaction. Equally, you may already be working in industry or government in a data-focused role.

Fees and funding

Please visit: https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students/courses/postgraduate/data-policy-and-society#accordion515364-header515364

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

Postgraduate Admissions Office
020 7040 8877