Our MSc Data Science will prepare you with the skills you need to work in the rapidly growing data science sector.
1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)
Number of credits:
MSc: 180 credits
PGDip: 120 credits
PGCert: 60 credits
Specific entry requirements
UK degrees: 2:2 STEM, preferably computer science, maths
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Why this course
Develop data analysis, visualisation, and machine learning skills for an in-demand sector.
Focus on real-world projects using specialist tools, preparing you for a future career in data science.
Gain professional experience in industry by applying for a year-long work placement.
Study in labs in the brand new state-of-the-art media centre on campus - find out more.
Course and Module Details
As technology advances, the ability to generate, capture and analyse data from various sources and applications is vital across numerous industries. Our MSc Data Science teaches you how to apply critical mathematical thinking to several data types. You will have skills valuable to financial, social, policy and commercial settings.
The programme will cover data analysis, machine learning, and visualisation, as well as the necessary technical skills to thrive in industry. We will also equip you with the skills needed to stay abreast of data science changes and work in commercially, ethically, and legally appropriate ways.
You will begin by taking modules in programming, data analytics techniques and the fundamentals of mathematics for data science. You further apply these skills in machine learning and data visualisation. You will benefit from emphasising real-world workflows and applying techniques, using case studies, and working with real data sets. You will then have a chance to consolidate and demonstrate the skills you have acquired throughout the year in your final project.
After the programme, you can undertake an industrial placement year, allowing you to gain valuable work experience relevant to your career aspirations.
We deliver all computing programmes in an active blended learning style, with most lectures replaced by workshops and seminars. Our approach provides a learning environment focused on collaborative working in practical lab spaces, immersed in an environment based on working in the IT industry.
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These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.
Tuition fees and funding
September 2023 / January 2024 entry tuition fees
Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.
2023/24 entry funding
We have embedded employability throughout the curriculum of MSc Data Science. You will engage with project-based learning activities and assessments that reflect real-world scenarios. Our collaborative method, team working modules, and MSc Project demonstrate our project-based approach to learning.
Data Science is a growing field with graduates in great demand and excellent prospects in FinTech, banking, management consultancies, travel and transport, utilities, and healthcare.
Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll have lots of opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and attend the Roehampton’s Jobs Fair where you can find out about opportunities and meet employers.
How to apply
You can now apply for any programme for any entry point in 2023.
All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.
- Check our application deadlines
- View our entry requirements for postgraduate programmes
- View our general entry criteria and application FAQs below
If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.
- See our Finance pages for more details
Postgraduate application process FAQs
How do I apply?
To apply, you need to complete our online application form.
Do I need to complete all of my online application at once?
No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.
What are the entry criteria and fees?
We have general entry requirements for postgraduate courses. Many of our courses also have specific entry requirements. You can find details of these, and the fees for individual courses, on our postgraduate course pages.
What is the deadline for postgraduate applications?
If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.
We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.
Does Roehampton offer financial support for postgraduates?
Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.
You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.
Do you offer student accommodation for postgraduates?
Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.
Find out more on our accommodation pages.
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