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A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in any discipline (except computer science).
Months of entry
Our MSc conversion programme in Data Science offers an excellent solution for graduates from varying academic and professional backgrounds who now seek to up skill to support their career aspirations in data science, data analysis, data management or data stewardship.
Data has been called “the oil of the digital economy” (Wired) with importance to all organisations in all sectors and at every level. As such, wide-ranging opportunities exist for skilled graduates with expertise in data science.
Designed in collaboration with industry partners and supported by funding from the Office for Students (OfS), our new MSc Data Science conversion programme has a distinctive focus on problem-based learning and offers modules designed to support your career goals and aspirations. Programme content is focused not only on fundamental data science but also on design thinking and innovation, data governance, ethics and data analysis.
This unique master's offers an excellent solution for graduates wishing to upskill to support their career aspirations in data science, pursuing roles in data analytics, management and stewardship. It is suitable for students from industry, including those who come from managerial, leadership and information administration posts and who wish to upskill in to enter the world of data science. The programme also appeals to science graduates and those from the social sciences (eg criminology, economics, public health and psychology), life sciences (eg biological and biomedical sciences) and applied sciences (eg engineering and medicine) who wish to learn how to analyse data or who wish to understand the world of data science from a business perspective.
The programme is designed for students who do not have a first degree in computer science (those who do may wish to consider our MSc Artificial Intelligence or our MSc Advanced Computer Science). We would however consider applications in their own merit, so we encourage anyone to get in touch.
The kinds of positions we would anticipate graduates of this programme gravitating towards would include roles in analytics engineering, big data engineering and business intelligence, and as data architects, data analysts, data scientists and statisticians.
As a student in the Department of Computer Science, you will enjoy 24-hour exclusive access to our computer labs, including a designated MSc computer science laboratory supported by a team of systems specialists and specialist labs for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning work. You will also gain insights from the cutting-edge research of our academic staff and become part of a rich community that is research active and attracts staff, students and visitors from around the world.
Loughborough University is part of the #JoinYourAIFuture national recruitment campaign programme funded by the OfS. The OfS is the independent regulator for higher education in England.
The Office for Students are making scholarships available to increase diversity in the AI and data science sector and to support students from underrepresented groups to access, participate and succeed in higher education. Applications for the scholarship will open soon. For more information click here.
Information for international students
Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.
Fees and funding
The Office for Students are making scholarships available to increase diversity in the AI and data science sector and to support students from underrepresented groups to access, participate and succeed in higher education. For more information click here.
Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiries
- +44 (0)1509 222681