Taught course

Data Science (Professional)

University of Exeter · College of Life and Environmental Sciences

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Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a numerate subject from a recognised university.

Students are expected to enter this programme with some programming ability (e.g. Python, IDL, Fortran, Matlab, C++, C, Java). Candidates may be interviewed by video conference to assess their programming ability and suitability for the course.

Students with industry experience are actively encouraged to apply irrespective of formal qualifications. We may ask applicants to provide a statement of relevant skills and work experience in place of an academic transcript.
We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Data Science enables organisations to uncover deep insights and gain a competitive edge by making sense of massive data sets.

This professional programme has been developed in partnership with world-leading, global data companies and is uniquely taught at their offices.

Designed specifically for professionals already working with data, the programme allows companies and individuals to acquire the skills necessary to meet sophisticated demands of deep insight generation, across any dataset.

Featuring intensive week-long residentials, this programme is ideal for working professionals, enabling graduate-level career development, without the risk of leaving your job.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements
IELTS (Academic)
Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)
58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency
Overall score 176. No less than 169 in any section.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2018.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Information Desk
+44 (0) 1392 724061