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University of London

Data Science

Learn how to apply technology to real world data science problems and gain an in depth understanding of emerging technologies, statistical analysis and computational techniques.

By studying this degree you will:

  • have the option to study one of the specialist pathways in Artificial Intelligence or Financial Technology
  • address skills required by data scientists to drive improvements in organisational performance
  • have the opportunity to create your own data analysis projects
  • earn a prestigious qualification that is valued across the globe.

Entry requirements

We offer two entry routes into the programmes, so if you do not meet the academic requirements you may still be eligible to apply through an alternative route.

Entry Route 1

To be eligible to register for any of the Data Science programmes, you must have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree (or an acceptable equivalent) in a relevant subject which is considered at least comparable to a UK second class honours degree, from an institution acceptable to the University.

Entry Route 2

  • A bachelor’s degree (or an acceptable equivalent) in any subject which is considered at least comparable to a UK second class honours degree, from an institution acceptable to the University.
  • In addition to the above, you will be required to complete an online preparatory course prior to registration. The online preparatory course, Foundations of Data Science, requires approximately 30 hours of study.

Course modules

MSc: Four core modules, two compulsory modules, four optional modules, plus a final project. (180 credits)
Postgraduate Diploma: Four core modules, two compulsory modules and two optional modules. (120 credits)
Post Graduate Certificate: Two core modules and two optional modules. (60 credits)

You can also choose from one of two specialist pathways in:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Financial Technology

Assessment methods

The MSc Data Science degree can be completed in one year or up to five years, depending on module availability. Each module is studied over 22 weeks and requires an average of five to seven study hours per week.

You can choose whether you want to enrol:

as a web supported learner: this means you’ll join an online group, where your tutor will provide support via discussion groups.
or
with a Recognised Teaching Centre (where available). You’ll be able to attend face-to-face classes and meet up with other students on your course.

Assessment

For all programmes, each core, compulsory and optional module (apart from the Final Project) is summatively assessed by a coursework element (30%) and a written examination element (70%).

The Final Project is summatively assessed by a series of coursework submissions and an unseen, final exam. (Coursework 70% and examination 30% of the final mark).

All coursework and projects are submitted through the VLE. You can sit exams at any of our exam centres worldwide.

Fees

The fee depends on two factors:

  • Whether you choose web-supported or Recognised Teaching Centre supported learning.
  • Whether you live in a developing (Band A) or developed (Band B) nation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2019 -
PgCert Distance learning September 2019 -
PgDip Distance learning September 2019 -

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance Learning

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Key information

Campus or study location: 
Russia - Recognised Teaching Centre
Singapore - Recognised Teaching Centre
Distance learning