Research course

Prof.Doc Data Science

University of East London · School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering - ACE

Entry requirements


Minimum 2.1 Honours in Physical Science, Electrical/Electronic/Communication Engineering or Humanities and Social Science related subject.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Months of entry


Course content

The Professional Doctorate in Data Science (D.DataSc) is aimed at professionals who wish to enhance and/or validate data-centric, evidence-based approaches within their chosen career through a combination of taught modules and doctoral research.

The programme is delivered:

  • Full time, three years: one year of taught modules and two years of research
  • Part time, five years: two years of taught modules and three years of research

A cross-disciplinary approach is central to the delivery of this programme and is therefore suitable for professionals in a broad range of professional disciplines and areas of employment.

"The ability to take data - to be able to understand it, to process it, to extract value from it, to visualize it, to communicate it - that's going to be a hugely important skill in the next decades." (Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google).

The programme is unique, international, and ground-breaking in offering a Professional Doctorate qualification in Data Science. D.DataSc is an earned doctorate that allows the holder to use the title 'Dr'.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

Fees and funding

UK students
9,720£ per year
International students
15,240£ per year


Full Time- 9,720£ (first year 9720£ (taught element), then 5740£ per year for research years.)

Part Time- 1620£ (first year 1620£ (taught element) per 30 credit module, then 2870£ per year for research years.


Full Time- 15240£ (First year fees 15,240£(taught element), then 15,340£ per year for next 2 research years.

Part Time- 2540£ (taught element) per 30 credit module, then 7670£ per year for next 3 research years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ProfDoc
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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