University of East London

Course Introduction

The Professional Doctorate in Data Science (D.DataSc) is aimed at professionals who wish to enhance and/or validate data-centric, evidence-based approaches within their chosen career through a combination of taught modules and doctoral research. A cross-disciplinary approach is central to the delivery of this programme and is therefore suitable for professionals in a broad range of professional disciplines and areas of employment. The programme is unique, international, and ground-breaking in offering a Professional Doctorate qualification in Data Science. D.DataSc is an earned doctorate that allows the holder to use the title ?Dr?. Our Doctoral Research course focuses on pure or applied aspects of Data Science, with each student studying data from within their main discipline or area of employment. You will learn reflective and analytic approaches to data while engaging in your own data research. The taught elements of the course include Data Ecology, Research Methods for Technologists, Applied Research Tools and Techniques, Spatial Data Analysis, Advanced Decision Making, Work-based Project Reviews and Planning for Doctoral Research. These elements will be reinforced by the specialist knowledge of our course leaders, whose fields of expertise includes data cleansing, data integration, data mining, spatial analysis and predictive analytics. Their recent research has engaged them in data from crime statistics, natural hazards, public health and business, keeping them at the forefront of new developments in the field. Our cross-disciplinary approach to the subject means that whatever your area of interest, our researchers will have the experience and expertise to enhance your knowledge and skills. The taught modules on this course are available to be taken as credit-bearing short courses by suitably qualified individuals.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Professional Doctorate £8,340 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Professional Doctorate £12,850 Overseas Fees
3 years
Full Time
Professional Doctorate £8,340 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
Professional Doctorate Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
Professional Doctorate Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
Professional Doctorate European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need 2.1 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. Applicants are required to have relevant Work Experience.
  • 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)