Taught course

Data Science

Northumbria University · Computing
MScMSc with Advanced Practice

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative subject such as computer / information science, engineering, maths, statistics, or a related discipline (e.g. IT, software engineering). Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed in consultation with partners from industry, and the business sector, our highly practical Data Science Masters provides you with the relevant skills needed to analyse, synthesise and manage different types and sizes of data efficiently.

Our Data Science MSc will provide you with the ability to explore data insights to ensure organisations are making the most out of their data. You will develop knowledge insight from a variety of structured and unstructured data, using a range of data analysis methods, processes, algorithms and systems.

The course provides a greater understanding of Big Data and Cloud computing and will equip you with skills needed to tackle realistic Big Data problems. You will use principal machine learning methods, advanced database technologies, data visualisation techniques and statistical approaches to apply modern, analytical and statistical techniques to business data - combining both theoretical and practical approaches. You will also become equipped with programming skills in Python and R for effective, efficient, statistical data analysis.

This course is suited to those who have an undergraduate degree in computing/information sciences, or mathematical and statistical disciplines with applied computing components. It is ideal for graduates who wish to advance their career by becoming a data scientist. Alternatively, those with a considerable computing background in an industrial / business setting are suitable applicants.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc with Advanced Practice
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453