Taught course

Data Science and Analytics

University of Leeds · School of Mathematics

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) with a substantial numerate component.

Months of entry


Course content

We are surrounded by data. The variety and amount we collect and store grows every day, from the simplest of retail transactions to the complex and intimate medical records of millions.

Why do we store data? Where do we store it? How do we retrieve it? What do we use it for?

There is an increasing demand for individuals who can manage and control the way data is used. These individuals require an understanding of computer science and mathematics as well as a range of sector specific skills which can be applied in a variety of business environments.

The Data Science and Analytics MSc is a highly flexible course which offers the opportunity to develop a range of skills, including analysing structured and unstructured data, analysing large datasets and critically evaluating results in context, through a combination of compulsory and optional modules. By choosing appropriate modules you can follow specific pathways, in business management, healthcare or geographic information systems (GIS), which will allow you to tailor the programme to suit your background and needs.

The course combines expertise from the Schools of Computing, Geography and Mathematics with that of Leeds University Business School and the Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics. This collaboration allows you to benefit from a range of data science perspectives and applications, supporting you to tailor your learning to your career ambitions.

Information for international students

International qualifications: we accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information please contact the School of Mathematics admissions team. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Fees and funding

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out if you can get help at Postgraduate funding.

School of Mathematics, Dean's International Postgraduate Masters Scholarships

There are up to 10 partial-fee scholarships available worth £3,000 each. These awards are open to international candidates who have been accepted for admission onto a full-time MSc programme in the School, and who are eligible to pay tuition fees at the full international rate.
These awards are competitive, based on high achievement. Eligible applicants will automatically be considered for these awards at the time of application, so are not required to complete an application form.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions