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Data Science and its Applications, MSc

Our MSc degree in Data Science and its Applications is designed to provide you with a solid grounding in data science theory and practice.

Enter the exciting world of data science whatever your academic background! Our MSc in Data Science and its Applications course has been designed to increase the skilled workforce and diversity in qualified data science experts in the UK market. The programme is tailored to transform professionals from a wide range of backgrounds into accomplished data scientists who are well-placed to enhance their existing careers with an expansive set of data science skills, to move fully into data science roles, or to pursue further data science specialisations.

This course also offers scholarships (£10,000 each) and are available exclusively for UK domicile students who are female, black,  disabled, or from low socioeconomic background (Index of Multiple Disadvantage quintiles 1 and 2, low household income).

You will learn about many interesting topics in modern data science and be able to apply your data handling skills to real-world problems in a variety of applied fields. You will learn many practical skills that will enable you to critically analyse, solve and evaluate data-heavy projects – skills that are vital for both employment and further studies.

You can choose from a number of optional modules in different applications of data science, enabling you to tailor the programme to your areas of interest and career aspirations. You will see how your existing skills can be complemented and enhanced by the acquisition of data science knowledge. Graduates pursue careers in private and public companies, government and non-governmental organisations.

You can choose to study this course at either Greenwich Campus or our Medway Campus.

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

Home fees 2024/25

£11,000

What you should know about this course

  • £10,000 scholarships available to eligible students towards your course fees
  • Tailor the programme to your areas of interest and career aspirations - choose from a number of optional modules in different applications of data science
  • Study a course that will help you move into a career in a computer related subject
  • Gain a solid foundation in programming and mathematical skills needed to move to a career in Data Science and its applications
  • Enhance your employability prospects in a fast-growing application sector.

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What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

The programme team are experienced academic and industry professionals, with many years of experience in various aspects and applications of Data Science. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work, as well as by the latest teaching best practice.

I’ve never been to university before, I pursued a vocational path in accounting. I find the course syllabus compelling. I will gain knowledge and learn how to apply it, this will help me pursue a career in data science.

- Sergej Bachtin, class of 2023, MSc Data Science and its Applications

I studied English Language and Linguistics as my first degree. I chose to study this Postgraduate degree as it is geared towards students from a non-STEM background.

- Daniel Mannah, class of 2023, MSc Data Science and its Applications

I studied a PhD in Sociology, coming from a social science background I was looking for something that was more cushion learning into data science. I find the modules interesting and the university is very diverse.

- Wong Yen Nee, class of 2023, MSc Data Science and its Applications

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Entry requirements

You should hold an undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2 or above, in any non-STEM (eg economics, business, arts) or far-STEM subject (e.g. biology, geography, psychology, medicine), and GCSE Mathematics grade 4/C or equivalent.

Applicants who hold an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the same broad subject area as this course (eg computer science, AI, data science) or in a core-STEM subject (e.g. physics, engineering, mathematics, statistics, IT) will be considered for MSc Data Science, a specialist course designed for applicants with this background.

Additional requirements

Priority will be given to applicants who are women, black, disabled or from low socioeconomic background (Index of Multiple Disadvantage quintiles 1 and 2, low household income).

Please note: to be considered for scholarships, specifically available to students on this course, applicants must:
- apply to the course by the scholarship deadlines, and
- provided a personal statement as part of your application to the course explaining which of the scholarship eligibility criteria you meet, why you are applying for the course and the scholarship, and how you think this scholarship will help you on the course and your future aspirations (300 words maximum).

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical work in the labs. You'll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions, and apply this knowledge in practice in the specialised computer laboratories.

Teaching hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Lectures are usually attended by larger groups and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to complete coursework, and prepare for presentations and exams. Our Stockwell Street library and online resources will support your further reading and research.

You can also join a range of student societies, including our Computer and Technology Society, Gre Cyber Sec, Forensic Science Society, and Games Development Society.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of lectures, tutorials, labs, independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by coursework, examinations and a project. Some modules may also include 'practice' assessments, presentations, demonstrations, and reports, which help you to monitor progress and make continual improvement.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to the end of August, as the students are working on their project full-time during the summer months.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £11,000 £1,850 per 30 credits N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from £126.35 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

If there are any field trips, students may need to pay their own travel costs.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates from the MSc Data Science and its Applications course are equipped for a career in Data Science and its applications or progress further in their field of choice.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, lecturers, project supervisor, subject librarians, and our academic skills centre.

We provide additional support in Mathematics.

Support from the department

As a student in the School of Computing and Mathematical Science, you will be able to enter our Oracle mentoring scheme. This helps you liaise with industry for advice on careers, professional insight, job-hunting, and you'll also develop skills to boost your employability.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.