A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in Economics with a significant quantitative component from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with a qualification of an equivalent standard in another quantitative discipline, e.g. statistics, mathematics, or physics, may also be considered.
Applicants whose studies for their undergraduate degree have been undertaken wholly or mainly at a university located outside the UK must supply GRE General Test scores and demonstrate competence in English at UCL’s Advanced level before the start of the course and preferably at the time of application. The quantitative GRE score must be 162 or above (post-August 2011 scores). If you studied either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree wholly or mainly at a university in the UK you do not need to provide a GRE score.
Relevant practical or work experience in a related field may also be taken into account. For example, this might include: i) at least two years of experience working in a public sector organisation, a think tank, an international-governmental organisation, or in a public-policy consultancy role; or ii) at least two years of experience working in a data-science role
Incoming students must pass an online Mathematics Camp course during the summer before starting the MSc programme.
The English language level for this programme is: Level 4.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English
UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses
Months of entry
UCL's MSc Data Science and Public Policy, co-taught by UCL Economics and Political Science, will equip a new generation of policymakers to solve the biggest problems in today's society through data science.
Fees and funding
Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0) 20 3370 1214