Taught course

Data Science

University of Salford · School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is a second class division honours degree or equivalent in any discipline, with previous demonstrable mathematical aptitude e.g. (A-level or BTEC Mathematics).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Make discoveries in data and bring value to businesses and organisations. With our Data Science postgraduate degree, you can enhance your existing computing knowledge, or gain new skills that can help you secure a role in one of the fastest-growing employment fields in the digital economy.

Developed as one of the UK's first data science postgraduate conversion courses, this Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) accredited degree will equip graduates and professionals from a wide range of disciplines, with analytical knowledge and applied programming skills.

Available with full and part-time study routes, our course will provide you with specialist data science knowledge to apply in a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, commerce, professional services and the built environment. Start dates are available each January and September.

You will:

  • Develop an awareness of the latest developments in advanced databases, data mining and big data tools such as Hadoop
  • Gain SAS certification while you study through our partnership with the SAS Student Academy
  • Work with real-world messy data and gain experience across the data science stack
  • Broaden your mathematical aptitude as you explore 'Big Data', machine learning and data visualisation

Fees and funding

Data Science Scholarships

For September 2023 entry, we have 26 scholarships worth £10,000 each available to applicants with an offer to study MSc Data Science or MSc Internet of Things with Data Science. The scholarships are designed to increase diversity in the UK AI and data science sector.

Scholarships are available to home fee students who are part of one of nine underrepresented groups as identified by the OfS, with scholarships prioritised for women, black students, students registered disabled and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

For full eligibility criteria and further information, visit our fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 295 4545