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University of Salford

Data Science

This course will enable you to specialize as a Data Scientist, one of the most in-demand roles across all sectors including health, retail and energy. Companies such as Google and Microsoft are struggling to fill their vacancies in this field due to a lack of suitably qualified people. This course is unique in the UK in that it has been developed as a MSc conversion course – if you have a good honours degree in any discipline with a demonstrable mathematical aptitude, an enquiring mind, a practical and analytical approach to problem solving, this course is for you.

Entry requirements

To gain entry onto this course, you should have:

  • A minimum of a second class division 2 honours degree or
  • The equivalent in any discipline, with demonstrable mathematical aptitude (such as A-level or BTEC Mathematics).

We also welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

Course modules

  • Principles of Data Science
  • Advanced Databases
  • Applied Statistics and Data Mining
  • Big Data Tools and Techniques

Assessment methods

Exam, project

Sponsorship information

Study awards include: Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship; University of Salford student loyalty discount; Country bursary scheme (for international students only).


For up-to-date fees, visit the University of Salford's website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

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