Research course

Data Science

Middlesex University · Faculty of Science and Technology
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree in a science-based discipline and subject to the proposed project being acceptable. A number of projects will be offered each term. Each application will be considered on its individual merits and suitably qualified candidates will be invited for interview. Successful applicants may enrol to begin their studies at the start of any of the three terms during the academic year.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Data science is positioned to be the major new arena of scientific discovery in the 21st century. As Eric Schimdt, CEO of Google, has pointed out, we now generate as much information every two days as we did from the dawn of human civilisation up until the year 2003.

To cope with this vast amount of data, there is an urgent requirement to derive meaningful insights from very large and diverse data sources: the so-called 'big data challenge'. Secure identification of individuals, accurate financial prediction and reliable cancer diagnosis are all examples of area in which the technologies underpinning data science are marketing revolutionary contributions, enriching our lives, and making our future healthier, more efficient and more secure.
The MSc by Research (Data Science) provides an opportunity for students who wish undertake an individual real-world big-data research project; you can choose a project area from a wide variety of interdisciplinary domains, including business information systems, e-health, social media, cloud computing, smart homes, intelligent vehicles and ambient assisted living.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £4,052 Part-time: £2,026
International students
Full-time:£10,500 Part-time: £5,250

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details