City, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme is for students who have a numerate first degree or can demonstrate numerate skills. Students are often at the early stages of their careers in diverse professions including economics, statistics and computer science.

Students will have a curiosity about data, and will want to learn new techniques to boost their career and be part of exciting current industry developments. The MSc in Data Science includes some complex programming tasks because of the applied nature of the course, so many students have a mathematics or statistics background and enjoy working with algorithms.

Course Modules

Core modules:

Principles of data science (15 credits);

Machine learning (15 credits);

Big Data (15 credits);

Neural computing (15 credits);

Visual analytics (15 credits); and

Research methods and professional issues (15 credits).

Elective modules:

Advanced programming: concurrency (15 credits);

Readings in computer science (15 credits);

Advanced databases (15 credits);

Information retrieval (15 credits);

Data visualisation (15 credits);

Digital signal processing and audio programming (15 credits);

Cloud computing (15 credits);

Computer vision (15 credits); and

Software agents (15 credits).

Individual Project (60 credits).

MATLAB training.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MSc £8,500 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,750 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £17,000 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,500 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Applicants should hold an upper second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in computing, engineering, physics or mathematics, or in business, economics, psychology or health, with a demonstrable mathematical aptitude and basic programming experience, or a lower second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) with a demonstrable mathematical aptitude and relevant work experience.
  • Other suitable qualifications
  • If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to follow a Graduate Diploma pathway to the programme through one of our partners.
  • INTO City, University of London
  • Don't meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You'll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.
  • These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Informatics - Science and Engineering.