UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The Data Science for Cultural Heritage MSc (DSCH) provides an innovative opportunity to study data science through the exciting lens of cultural heritage. It is the first MSc to provide in-depth, practice-based data science training in a cultural heritage context, and aims to broaden the horizons of data science. The MSc will equip you to succeed as data scientist in diverse fields such as marketing, architecture, construction or media, as well as heritage and many more. This programme pioneers a new way of teaching data science through application in a cross-disciplinary context. You will explore the complexities of acquisition, analysis and exploitation of the variety of data that is generated and used in heritage contexts. You will develop advanced data science skills, such as crowd sourced data science, machine learning or imaging data analysis.

From historic buildings and sites to museums, cultural heritage provides an exciting setting to learn and apply data science through real applications that combine science and engineering with social sciences and humanities. This cross-disciplinary programme will give you a balance of advanced data science skills, active learning experience and valuable cross-cutting and transferrable skills, including communication and interdisciplinary collaboration, that are in high demand in many industries and sectors. Data science is in high demand in many and diverse industries. As a graduate of MSc DSCH you will be ideally placed to gain employment as data scientist, in particular in those sectors that foster interdisciplinarity and break barriers between technology and humanities or social sciences. The programme has been developed with input from industry leaders from a diversity of sectors, including architecture, heritage, social media or digital technologies. You will gain exposure to real data challenges from these industries and will develop skill set in data science that will be highly transferable across these and many other sectors.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,750 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,750 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £25,150 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,840 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,840 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £12,510 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests; overall score of 92 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 62 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?pass? in all components; overall mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 65% with at least 60% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.