University of East London

Course Introduction

Course Summary

The MSc in Data Science is aimed at providing opportunities for students who wish to establish expertise and employment in data-centric, largely quantitative areas within a broad range of professional disciplines and areas of employment. A cross-disciplinary approach is therefore central to the delivery of the programme.

According to Hal Varian, Google Chief Economist, ?The ability to take data - to be able to understand it, to process it, to extract value from it, to visualize it, to communicate it - that?s going to be a hugely important skill in the next decades.? It is these skills and the knowledge that underpins them that are the focus of this programme.

What we're researching

Professor Brimicombe is Head of the Centre for Geo-Information Studies at UEL. He is a Chartered Geographer, an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a fellow of Royal Geographical Society, deputy chair of the National Statistician?s Crime Statistics Advisory Committee, non-executive committee member of the British Society of Criminology. He has been a Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords.

Your Future Career

The advantage of studying this programme is that it will uniquely qualify students in a field that is increasingly recognised as being central to most professional areas and for which job opportunities have been rising exponentially. Holders of an MSc in Data Science will have an advanced qualification in this area and it will prepare them for a professional or research career. Holders of this qualification will be eligible to apply for membership of the Royal Statistical Society.

Our students are professionals and graduates from a diverse range of disciplines. All are improving their career options and general expertise in this expanding market. They include data analysts from local councils, an IT teacher, an accountant, a chief software architect from Bermuda, a business manager with EDF Energy, a systems analyst, a system design analyst with Microsoft, a psychologist. Other students have graduated from IT, sports science, neuroscience, microbiology, mathematics, physics, business, economics, law, civil engineering and international management.

Start Date:

2020-SEP-21: The typical duration of this course is two to three years part-time.. 2020-SEP-21.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,820 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,920 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,820 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum 2.2 Honours in Physical Science, Electrical/Electronic/Communication Engineering or Humanities and Social Science related subject. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum 2.2 Honours in Physical Science, Electrical/Electronic/Communication Engineering or Humanities and Social Science related subject. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. Students need to have an overall IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading(or recognised equivalent).