Entry requirements (Home)
You will need an Honours degree (minimum 2:2) in a numerate, scientific or computer-based subject. In addition you will need an A level, or equivalent, in Mathematics at Grade C or more.
Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (6.0 each component). Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.
Industry experience: Please contact the Faculty Admissions team for more details.
Entry requirements (International)
LJMU welcomes applications from international students. You will need a good degree in a numerate, scientific or computer based subject.
In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence. An overall IELTS score of 6.5 (, including 6.0 in each component), is required for this course.
Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.
For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU's International Admissions Team.
Months of entry
New to LJMU, this cutting edge programme aims to train scientists, engineers and mathematicians in the new field of Data Science. It combines lectures, hands-on practical experience and an extended research project, delivered by experts from two university departments.
- Study a ground-breaking curriculum linked to industry needs
- Use industry standard tools and methodologies
- Undertake an extended project using real world data science problems
- Learn from academics who are world-leading researchers
- Use the programme as a basis for PhD study
The programme comprises six core modules covering statistical and computing techniques plus an extended research project.
This MSc is designed to give you the knowledge to move into the world of work as a qualified Data Scientist or to carry out further research through a PhD or equivalent. It is delivered via a combination of lectures, tutorials and and hands-on computer laboratory sessions.
A major component of the MSc programme is the research project module, which will give you the opportunity to work on a high-level original research topic, with guidance from an experienced researcher and supervisor.
Information for international students
International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.
Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.
Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.
Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.
Fees and funding
Please see the course page for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 0151 231 5090