University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Data Science

This CILIP-accredited course produces highly employable graduates for a rapidly expanding global job market. It was developed in collaboration with external organisations across a range of sectors to make sure you gain knowledge and learn skills that employers are looking for.You�ll learn the theory and the skills you need to support data-driven decision-making in organisations. The course covers three core areas: data management, data analysis and business insight. You�ll get hands-on experience with data management and analysis. Industry experts contribute to the course, sharing their experience and talking you through examples of data science in action. Our graduates are not just technically proficient. They�re also keenly aware of broader issues such as data presentation, privacy and ethics. That extra edge makes them even more attractive to employers.

Entry requirements

You�ll need at least a 2.1 in any subject. English language requirements- Overall IELTS grade of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Core modules: introduction to data science; data analysis; information retrieval: search engines and digital libraries; data mining and visualisation; database design; research methods and dissertation preparation; dissertation. Optional modules: information systems modelling; information systems in organisations; business intelligence; research data management; information governance and ethics; researching social media.

Assessment methods

You�ll be assessed using a wide variety of methods including essays, reports, small projects, in-class tests, presentations, posters, group work and a research-based dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 16,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions officer
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2660/2630