Taught course

Data Science

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Computing and Mathematics

Entry requirements

Please see the Manchester Met website for information on entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content


Data can provide insights to shape decision-making, power scientific innovation, improve business operations and inform government policy. But it takes state-of-the-art statistical and computational methods to unlock that power. Our MSc Data Science course lets you master those methods.

On this data science masters, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills to acquire, curate, manage and analyse data for solving real-world problems. You will gain essential, transferable computational and statistical thinking skills to create and deploy data-driven products and knowledge. You’ll also look at ways to solve challenges in a range of potential, data-rich, application domains such as health, climate, transportation and sales.  

You will have the flexibility to set the direction for your postgraduate studies with a masters project of your own design. While you’ll have the one-to-one support of your supervisor, it’s a solo project – as much about developing computing skills as it is about building confidence and autonomy, vital skills for the workplace. 

We’ll help you put the technical skills into a real-world, professional context. This will help you communicate your findings in the workplace, and address any of the legal or ethical questions that come with data processing.  

Whether you plan to continue your studies onto PhD level or you’re looking ahead to a career as a data scientist, data architect, database developer or big data analyst, this masters degree in data science can pave the way. 

Career prospects

With the expertise you’ll develop with us, you’ll be well placed to apply for roles such as data scientist, data architect, database developer, data engineer, big data analyst and decision sciences analyst. 

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the Manchester Met website for information on fees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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