University of East London

Course Introduction

This course 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. This course gives you the opportunity to look at data across a wide range of subjects and sources, including finance, crime, the environment, housing, education, demographics and social media.

You will gain hands-on experience of handling data through your course work, projects and analysis. Recent students have been analysing crime data, drawing on material similar to that used for research undertaken by our course leaders for the Metropolitan Police and Essex Police. The cross-disciplinary approach to the subject at the University of East London means you can follow your own area of interest, enhancing your knowledge and skills under the expert guidance of your researchers.

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 raising 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. This course offers the possibility of earning intermediate academic awards in the form of a PG Diploma or a PG Certificate.

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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,340 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,340 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,850 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need 2.2 Honours degree in Physical Science, Electrical/Electronic/Communication Engineering or Humanities and Social Science related subject. They will normally be expected to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
  • International entry requirements: Students should 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).