Taught course

Data Visualisation MASc/PGDip

University of Warwick · Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent). There is no requirement for prior knowledge of coding or programming.

Months of entry


Course content

Warwick’s Data Visualisation MASc focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to design, develop, deploy and interpret data visualisations. Open up diverse career opportunities by developing a Data Visualisation portfolio through studies spanning the Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies.

The MASc in Data Visualisation is an innovative, interdisciplinary course which enables students to acquire crucial knowledge and skills in visualisation as a methodology for data-intensive research, communication and engagement. Students will be trained in concepts, methods and techniques from data science, digital humanities and design research, whilst developing a portfolio of work that prepares them for diverse career opportunities.

The programme aims to develop the methodological, conceptual and practical skills needed to design, deploy and interpret data visualisations successfully in academic, policy and public contexts. The course combines academic training in methodological and conceptual aspects with the development of technical, creative and practical competences in data visualisation as a way of communicating knowledge, as a form of engagement, and as a way of seeing the world.

During the programme you will develop:

  • End-to-end skills and joined-up understanding that enable you to design, create and code visualisations, work with data, and analyse and understand your data visualisations and those of others.
  • Critical, interdisciplinary perspectives required by employers, that integrate expertise in tools, techniques, knowledges and methods of analysis, leading to a 360 view of what data visualisations are and do, and the limits of this medium.
  • A portfolio of work to kickstart your career progressed through diverse projects in your modules, a practice- or theory-led dissertation, and within the Data-Design Camp.
  • Expertise in the interactions between Data + Code + Design + Theory developed through learn to code as a basis for creating visualisations, as well as furthering your understanding of visualisations through critique and analysis.

What is an MASc?

The MASc is a flexible degree where students customise their learning trajectory through interdisciplinary topics and modules that might usually be isolated to either MA or MSc qualifications. Through optional module choices, project directions and final dissertation, you can tune your degree to fit your learning and career goals.

Information for international students

You can find out more about our English language requirements

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  • Band B
  • IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Fees and funding

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MASc
    full time
    9-12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    18-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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