Program Overview

This programme enables you to learn new data science techniques and be part of exciting current industry developments. You’ll learn specialist skills to help you progress in your career.

Benefits of this course
The benefits of this course are many and varied. You will build knowledge of the data science field, learn new techniques, and be part of exciting current industry developments.

By the end of the course you will have specialist skills in data acquisition, information extraction, aggregation and representation, data analysis, knowledge extraction and explanation, which are all in high demand and will help progress your career.

Who is this course for?
This course will teach you how to apply data science across many different sectors, including health, retail and government.
You will need to have a numerate first degree or demonstrate numeracy skills. You may be at the early stages of your career in professions including economics, statistics or computer science.

You are expected to be curious about data and enjoy working with algorithms.


LondonUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 20,810




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Master of Science (MSc)

Full-time: 12 months

Core modules: 6
Elective modules: 2 from a choice of 7
8 modules in total plus dissertation
Alongside modules we also recommend students start learning Python as it is the programming language they will use at the start of the programme.

Programme specification
The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.

Teaching and assessment
You will learn through a series of lectures, tutorials and many practical sessions helping you to increase your specialist knowledge and autonomy.

Alongside these sessions you will also study independently completing coursework for each module.
Practical sessions will give you the opportunity to apply concepts and techniques using state-of-the-art software.

Working alongside our research-active lecturers, with their cutting- edge knowledge in machine learning and data visualisation, you’ll be exposed to the latest industry developments and be given the opportunity to do projects across these areas.

You will have the opportunity to specialise, so once you graduate, you can apply data science to any sector from health to retail. And by engaging with researchers and industrial partners throughout your course you can develop your knowledge and skills within a real-world context.

You should have a UK first or an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject area such as computing, mathematics, physics, engineering, information science, economics, or a related discipline with mathematical and computational content.

We will also accept applicants with degrees in business, economics, psychology and health, if they demonstrate some statistical, mathematical and computer scripting aptitude, e.g. by referring to qualifications, courses and experience.

We may accept a lower class degree with relevant work experience, but this is at our discretion. We recommend your personal statement explains why you are interested in Data Science, points to relevant experience and indicates which particular aspects of our course interest you.

English Language Requirements:

If you are an applicant whose first language is not English, the following qualifications are required:
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all four components)
TOEFL 92 (minimum of 20 in Listening, Reading and Speaking, and 22 in Writing)

Fees for academic year 2022/23

Master of Science (MSc)
Full-time per year
Overseas/EU: £20,810

The amount of data in the world is growing exponentially and as a Data Science MSc graduate you will be in high demand.
From analysing tyre performance to detecting problem gamblers, wherever data exists, there are opportunities to apply it.

You will graduate with specialist skills in data acquisition, information extraction, aggregation and representation, data analysis, knowledge extraction and explanation, all sought after skills by many employers across sectors such as retail, IT and government giving you a step up the career ladder.

Graduates starting a new business can benefit from City's London City Incubator and City's links with Tech City, providing support for start-up businesses.

Postgraduate students in our Department of Computer Science are offered an unrivalled opportunity to complete up to six months of professional experience as part of their Masters’ degree.

An internship enables you stand out in a competitive job market, develop your business knowledge and to learn about the different career paths open to you.


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