Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA 3.0/4 or equivalent) with Computing Science as a major subject.

This programme is not available to recent graduates who have been awarded an undergraduate degree in either Computing Science or Software Engineering from the University of Glasgow. These applicants should apply for the MSc Computing Science, or, if not already graduated, should consider continuing to the integrated MSci award.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme qualifies for the prestigious Data Lab Masters Scholarships. The award covers full tuition fee costs. For further information please see: Data Lab Masters Scholarships.

The Masters in Data Science is a specialist version of the MSc (Computing Science) which will provide you with a thorough grounding in the analysis and use of large data sets together with experience of conducting a substantial development or research project focused on Data Science techniques, preparing you for responsible positions in the Big Data and IT industries.

  • We work closely with The Data Lab, an internationally leading research and innovation centre in data science. Established with an £11.3 million grant from the Scottish Funding Council, The Data Lab will enable industry, public sector and world-class university researchers to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment. Its core mission is to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from data. Our students will benefit from a wide range of learning and networking events that connect leading organisations seeking business analytics skills with students looking for exciting opportunities in this field.
  • We currently have 12 funded places to offer to home and EU students.
  • The School of Computing Science is ranked 2nd in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2019).
  • The School is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance: SICSA. This collaboration of Scottish universities aims to develop Scotland's place as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education.
  • You will benefit from having 24-hour access to a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.

Information for international students

Please see the English language Requirements.

This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more

www.gla.ac.uk/international/visapilot/

www.gla.ac.uk/international/support/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fee: £8000 Part-time fee: £889 per 20 credits
International students
Full-time fee: £21020

This programme qualifies for the prestigious Data Lab Masters Scholarships. The award covers full tuition fee costs. For further information please see: Data Lab Masters Scholarships.

For funding opportunities search the scholarships database

www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/feetable/2018-19/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk