Taught course

Applied Data Science

Swansea University · School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Entry requirements

A UK second class honours degree or equivalent in ANY degree that doesn’t include a strong mathematical or data science component, together with a GCSE in Mathematics at grade B (or equivalent). Applications will be considered from other candidates on case-by-case basis.

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Applied Data Science is designed to provide appropriate training to students with a non-specialist background to enable them to enhance their future opportunities and play a key role in digital economy.

The programme will educate students to work with, visualise and understand data, encourage statistical thinking and develop data-driving decision-making. In addition, the programme provides the necessary foundation in Mathematics, Statistics and basic programming skills that are key to a systemic understanding of the complexity of data and its analysis. It also provides key skills in several topics in Computer Science, such as Data Visualisation and Machine Learning. This programme is aimed at students who have a degree in any non-highly numerate subject, but who are interested in learning essential data science methods with various applications.

Please note, Applied Data Science, MSc, is appropriate for those who do not have an undergraduate degree in the Mathematics field (or equivalent). If you have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) and wish to pursue a data science route within your Masters, please see Data Science, MSc.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

If you're a UK or EU student starting a master’s degree at Swansea University, you may be eligible to apply for Government funding to help towards the cost of your studies. To find out more, please visit our postgraduate loans page.

To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Academi Hywel Teifi at Swansea University and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol offer a number of generous scholarships and bursaries for students who wish to study through the medium of Welsh or bilingually. For further information about the opportunities available to you, visit the Academi Hywel Teifi Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358