London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This postgraduate Masters course is uniquely designed for both computing and non-computing graduates wishing to pursue a career in data science community. Data science is at the intersection of the fields of computer science, statistics, and design. In a rapidly evolving world, new types of big data are emerging from mobile devices, sensors, instruments, transactional systems, web logs, social media, the cloud and other sources. Businesses are accumulating big data at a rate that often exceeds their capacity to extract value from it. The MSc Data Science is ideally placed to provide students with technical knowledge and employer-focused skills required in a data scientist role. The course will develop their specialist knowledge of data acquisition, data cleansing, data analysis, information extraction, prediction, visualization, story-telling and explanation. Students will gain hands-on experience using industry standard tools for data science, business intelligence and analytics including SAS, Tableau MS SQL Server, Oracle Database, and R Programming. Career opportunities range from IT services to business consultancy and this course will prepare students for a career in the business intelligence community working actively with a range of resources including tools from major commercial vendors such as Microsoft and SAS. LSBU is committed to supporting students develop their employability and succeed in getting a job after they have graduated. Their qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market students also need to work on their employability, and on their career search.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,135 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,780 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,135 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £9,135 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £13,780 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £9,135 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have a 2:2 UK honours first degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject; or a Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject and a minimum of three years relevant professional experience; or we recognise that many people have a wealth of valuable skills and knowledge they've developed at work or through training. If candidates have the potential to succeed in postgraduate or post-experience studies we'll consider their application on its individual merit. Applications may be considered where candidates demonstrate a combination of educational qualifications and work experience.
  • International entry requirements: The English language qualifications for international students need IELTS score of 6.5.