Taught course

Data Science

University of Dundee · School of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to have, an honours degree at 2.1 or above, in Computing (or equivalent qualifications).
However, if you don't meet this requirement you may still apply in which case you will need to prove that you have equivalent experience in the field in order to be accepted onto the course.

All applicants will need to undergo a technical interview to ensure they have the necessary background to undertake the course.

Months of entry


Course content

From the apps you use on your phone to the items you buy from the supermarket, data is being gathered every second of every day. With so much data to analyse, data scientists are in high demand throughout the commercial and academic industries.

During this course you will develop your skills, knowledge, and understanding of data science whilst learning to manipulate and analyse large sets of data, ensuring you have the skills required to become a data scientist. You can also study a part-time version of this course.

Unlike other courses in this field, you do not need an advanced understanding of mathematics, as the course focuses on how to apply the principles of data science to the data you are working with rather than just the equations.

You will be taught by industry experts currently working in the field, increasing your understanding of real life situations you could face in your career.

From programming languages for data science to big data analysis, our modules ensure you have the range of knowledge you require to succeed in the field of data science.

Under the guidance of our academic staff, you will also undertake a research project. Recent projects examples have looked at alternative audience forecasting methods for TV content, and improving the quality of decision making and error reduction in payroll.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Andy Cobley
+44 (0)1382 385078