Study postgraduate data science at Greenwich or Medway without a STEM background


Join a postgraduate data science course at our Greenwich or Medway Campuses. You don’t need an undergraduate degree or background in STEM to apply.

Access a STEM qualification without a STEM degree

Do you hold a degree in a non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subject? Are you interested in studying towards a STEM postgraduate degree? Perhaps you would like to retrain to enter a new career within STEM, require a platform on which to specialise your learning, or to enhance your existing career?

MSc Data Science and its Applications is a new course at the University of Greenwich. The course welcomed its first intakes of students in September 2023 and January 2024. In a unique offering for the University, the course is available to study at either the University’s Greenwich Campus in Greenwich, London, or the University’s Medway Campus in Chatham, Kent, so you can choose to study the course at the location most convenient to you.

The course will allow students who do not hail from a STEM background to study a STEM postgraduate degree. Contextual priority for this course will be given to applicants who are female, black, disabled or from a low socioeconomic background. Applicants should hold an honours degree in a non-STEM discipline equivalent to UK 2:2 and GCSE mathematics or a recognised equivalent.

Get a grounding in data science

MSc Data Science and its Applications has been designed to increase the skilled workforce and diversity in qualified data science experts in the UK market. Taught by experienced and dedicated academics, this course will support you to gain a solid grounding in data science theory and practice. Apply your data handling skills to real-world problems in a variety of applied fields and develop the practical skills that will help you to critically analyse, solve and evaluate data-heavy projects. You’ll get to choose modules in different applications of data science, meaning you can tailor the programme to your areas of interest and career aspirations. You’ll find a supportive community at whichever campus you choose to study at, and you will have full access to our excellent support services.

Study postgraduate data science at Greenwich or Medway without a STEM background
Dr Razia Sulthana, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, with the MSc Data Science and its Applications class of 2023.

This 2023 cohort of the course have praised their studies so far and the opportunity to access a postgraduate STEM qualification through this course, supporting them to meet their personal or professional goals.

I have had the opportunity to learn different programming languages such as Python, and other new software. I love the teaching styles of the professors and how they incorporate guest lectures to make the learning even more fun and interesting. I am happy that the University of Greenwich supports my dream to become a data scientist.
Medonca Rhea, MSc Data Science and its Applications and BA International Business

Support your journey with a scholarship

The University of Greenwich is proud to offer scholarships of £10,000 for eligible students on the course in 2023 as a cash bursary or fee waiver. It has been confirmed that more scholarships will be available for eligible students in 2024. These scholarships will assist applicants from underrepresented groups in data science, and they highlight the University’s commitments to championing inclusivity and student success.

For more information about the Greenwich course taught in London, please see here.

For more information about the Medway course taught in Kent, please see here.

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