University of Essex Online - MSc Data Science

Develop your ability to extract useful information from raw data in order to make data-driven decisions. This conversion course‡ will prepare you for roles in the high-demand industry of data science by giving you a breadth of knowledge across all areas of the discipline, exploring both theoretical concepts and real-world applications.
  • University of Essex Online, England
  • 11570 £
  • 2 Years
  • Online
  • 25 October 2022

Course Information

The IT sector is continually evolving and expanding, which is driving a high demand for trained professionals. To succeed in this field, you’ll need excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as technical knowhow and experience working within a team. Our computing courses are designed for individuals with no previous technical knowledge or experience. You will be introduced to both basic concepts and complex considerations within the general or specialist field of your study. And you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to break into a broad range of industries, from AI to cyber security.

All of the programs, packages and programming languages you need throughout the course are included within the tuition fee, and you will complete projects using our online development environment.

As a computing professional you will be expected to work collaboratively, and this course prepares you for this with regular group work and joint projects.

Our courses assume no prior computing knowledge or experience. By the end of your course you will be a well-rounded professional with highly technical capabilities.


About the University / School

With a 50+ year heritage, the University of Essex is an award-winning institution. The University is part of the elite group of ‘dual intensive’ universities for teaching and research excellence. It is rated 27th in the UK by the Complete University Guide (CUG 2022).

The University of Essex also delivers undergraduate and postgraduate courses online.  They are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning, this partnership is since 2007. Students across 140 countries study online programmes. In the National Student Survey (NSS 2021), the University rated 95% for overall student satisfaction: top for overall student satisfaction when compared to other mainstream universities in the UK.


Learing format

You will study in an interactive Virtual Learning Environment. With engaging, interactive course content, it is specifically designed for students to study online and informed by relevant pedagogic principles.

There are discussions, lecture casts and reading all available in an online format which can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

The MSc Data Science degree is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits.



Entry requirements

Applicants normally have an undergraduate degree from an approved institution or an equivalent to a UK Honours degree.

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our MSc Data Science, you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience in IT or computer science.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to take a short aptitude test. Please note that we will consider your performance in the aptitude test as part of your overall application, so if you don’t pass the test you may still be accepted onto the course.

If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5. If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we will ask you to pass our free online English test.

Apply before:

20 October 2022

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University of Essex Online - University of Essex Online - MSc Data Science