University of East London

University of East London

Data Science

The course is aimed at professionals who wish to enhance and/or validate data-centric, evidence-based approaches within their chosen career through a combination of taught modules and doctoral research. A cross-disciplinary approach is central to the delivery of this programme and is therefore suitable for professionals in a broad range of professional disciplines and areas of employment.

Entry requirements

Applicants for Professional Doctorate are normally expected to hold an Honours Degree with no less than an upper second class honours (2:1) in any relevant field in science, social-science and engineering disciplines. Alternatively, applicants can hold a degree qualification of an equivalent standard from a recognised university outside the U.K. Applicants holding an Honours Degree plus a recognised professional qualification can also apply. Professional Doctorate applicants are expected to be in or have had relevant professional employment.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced decision making (taught element); applied research tools and techniques (taught); data ecology (taught); planning for doctoral research; qualitative data analysis; research method for technologists (taught); spatial data analysis (taught); work-based project review (taught); research thesis.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Professional Doctorate Full-time - 3 years
Professional Doctorate Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Docklands Campus Newham E16 2RD South East

Key information

Applicant Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0208 223 3333