Middlesex University

Course Introduction

This masters has been designed to offer those with a familiarity in maths, science or computing an opportunity to develop a key set of skills for future employment in a way that builds on your existing knowledge and skill base. Upon completing the course, you will be ready to fulfil the requirements of a Data Scientist. You will focus on the intertwining areas of machine learning, visual analytics and data governance, and be able to strike a balance between theoretical underpinnings, practical hands-on experience, and acquisition of industrially-relevant languages and packages. You will also be exposed to cutting-edge contemporary research activity within data science that will equip you with the potential to pursue a research-based career, and, in particular, further PhD study at Middlesex. This course is designed to give you the skills to step into a career as a Data Scientist in a wide range of industries and companies. As part of this course, you can do an optional three month or one year industry placement. Programmes with integral placements give you the opportunity to apply the skills you have learned throughout your studies in a practical environment. Upon completing the course, you will be well placed to step into a career as a data scientist in a wide range of industries and companies. You could also consider continuing your studies to PhD level.

Start Date:

3 months placement.. 12 months placement..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc £10,000 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £10,000 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £14,400 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a 2:2 honours degree in a related subject, such as those providing a significant exposure to information technology. Students with degrees in other fields who can demonstrate relevant industrial experience may also be considered. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components); 58 (with 51 in all components) in Pearson Test of English; 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading) in TOEFL (IBT); 176 overall (no less than 169 in any component) in Cambridge First, Advanced, Proficiency - taken post January 2015.