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Data Science MSc

University of Gloucestershire

What is Data Science MSc?

Data science is a growing sector, with the potential to change the way we live in the future by solving or offering insights into many of the largest problems of today. On this dynamic course, you’ll learn the programming and maths skills to use these technologies to solve real-world problems relevant to your existing knowledge and expertise.

You’ll learn to create intelligent models which can predict future outcomes based on past data, generate artwork, or give you incredible insight into hard-to-find connections within your datasets. You’ll gain a deep understanding of data flows within organisations and systems, and how huge amounts of data can be engineered to produce knowledge.

The course is supported by the Office for Students. You can apply for a £10,000 scholarship to support your studies – intended to remove barriers for students from underrepresented demographics in data science (including black, female and disabled students).

All applicants will be emailed details of the scholarship and more information can be found on the Office for Students website.

Study style

You’ll learn through practical work and assignments. Some more traditional teaching will take place too, but always with a practical focus and tasks intertwined. You’ll start out with the basics, before progressing towards the answers to questions you didn’t know you had.

As you learn you’ll be working with industry-standard software and hardware in our specialist labs – alongside students and subject specialists from both creative and technical computing backgrounds – giving you huge opportunities to build networks with the sector-leaders of the future.

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Entry requirements

    • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in any discipline.

    • Relevant work experience will also be taken into consideration

    • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in writing and in any other band) or equivalent.

Course modules


Fees and costs

Students usually support themselves through the postgraduate loan, private savings, family support or sponsorship from an employer. For advice and guidance on your funding options, contact the Money Advice team at or call 01242 714535.

UoG graduates receive up to 20% off postgraduate tuition fees. Terms apply.

Start date Location Course code Total Fee (UK) Total Fee (international)
Jan 2024 Park, Cheltenham £9,900 £15,900
Sep 2024 Park, Cheltenham £10,650 £17,100
Jan 2025 Park, Cheltenham £10,650 £17,100
Sep 2025 Park, Cheltenham TBC TBC
Jan 2026 Park, Cheltenham TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

96% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply**

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Gain industry experience

Within the university we host our own events – including hackathons, games jams and industry-linked conferences – which will be free for you to attend.

Learn from industry experts

You’ll be taught by experienced industry professionals who’ve worked and conducted research in their area of expertise. This course has been developed as part of a consortium of universities – and as part of that, many industry-led talks and events will be open to you.

OfS funded scholarship

We are able to offer an OfS funded scholarship on this course, with a value of £10,000, via a competitive application process. This scholarship is designed to support under-represented groups in undertaking this course. Four scholarships are available per year. 

Endless possibilities with a master’s degree

Increase your pay potential, specialise in the subject you love, or pursue your passion and switch careers.

UoG students can benefit from an alumni discount. Receive 20% discount on your postgraduate tuition fees as a 2022 graduate.

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Trips and experiences

Various trips to conferences and events take place during the university year and offer further networking opportunities – as well as providing a broader knowledge of the cutting edge of the data science field.  There might also be the opportunity to showcase your skills and demonstrate your achievements.

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