Entry requirements

We accept two subjects at A-level or equivalent. If you’re a mature student and you don’t meet our entry criteria, you may be eligible to enrol through our mature student process.

If you're unsure if you meet the admissions criteria, get in touch and we'll talk through it with you. We consider each application and individual set of circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

Overseas qualifications may be accepted, and will be subject to evidence of equivalency normally verified through ECCTIS (UK ENIC).

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Months of entry

Students can start on any day.

Months of entry


Course content

Ready to take your data science skills to the next level? Our MSc Data Sciencecourse is your gateway to unlocking a world of career opportunities and making a significant impact on the global digital economy. Become fluent in the language of Python programming, harness the power of advanced mathematics for statistical analysis and develop a deep understanding of advanced concepts and theoretical frameworks.

Whether you dream of developing innovative algorithms, analysing complex datasets, or creating data-driven solutions, this course will empower you to achieve your goals.

This course will give you a deeper understanding of mathematics, statistics, and programming, forming a solid foundation in data science fundamentals. And with a range of elective modules, you will gain insights into industry-relevant fields and apply your knowledge to practical areas of data science.

With this flexible online master's course, you can balance your existing commitments while delving into the exciting world of data science. Designed to adapt to your schedule, you can study at your own pace, developing the skills and knowledge necessary to create innovative solutions to complex problems.

Career opportunities

Unlock your potential with our cutting-edge data science postgraduate degree, designed to provide you with key knowledge. Acquire essential skills such as programming, statistical analysis, deep learning, and get to grips with advanced concepts required to build a successful career in data science.

By developing your analytical skills and leadership capabilities, you’ll open up a world of career opportunities and a variety of roles related to data science.

Data scientist

Your MSc Data Science will allow you to leverage your analytical and technical skills to uncover hidden insights from complex data sets, enhancing your career prospects. You will be responsible for designing and implementing data-driven solutions that address critical business challenges. By leveraging advanced statistical techniques, you will be able to identify patterns, trends, and relationships that inform decision-making.

Business intelligence analyst

In this role you can use your analytical and technical prowess, along with research methods, to drive data-driven decision-making within your organisation. Your role will involve harnessing the power of data visualisation and reporting tools to identify trends, insights, and opportunities that can improve business performance. By working closely with cross-functional teams, you will help to develop customer-centric solutions and shape strategic initiatives.

Machine learning engineer

Machine learning engineers are responsible for developing, training, and optimising machine learning models to solve specific business problems or enhance product offerings. Your expertise in cutting-edge algorithms, techniques and concepts will enable you to select the most appropriate tools for each project, ensuring that your models provide accurate and actionable insights.

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Fees and funding

UK students
£9750 a year full time
International students
£9750 a year full time

Apply in any of our online degree courses by May 31, 2024, and use the offer code MAY500 to receive £500 off your tuition fees, plus a free iPad to aid your studies.

If you're a postgraduate student, you have the option to apply for a non-means-tested Master's Loan. This loan is available to UK or Irish citizens under the age of 60 who live in England. (Note that different funding rules apply in other parts of the UK.) The Master's Loan can be used to pay for your tuition fees and help with living expenses. The loan will be disbursed directly to your bank account in instalments throughout your studies. Repayment of the loan begins only after you have completed your course and are earning above a certain threshold.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    18 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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