Data Science MSc 12 months Postgraduate Program By Loughborough University |Top Universities
Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

28,750 GBPTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

Data Science and Artificial IntelligenceMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Our MSc conversion programme in Data Science offers an excellent solution for graduates from varying academic and professional backgrounds wanting to up skill for careers in data science, data analysis, data management or data stewardship.

Data has been called “the oil of the digital economy” (Wired) with importance to all organisations in all sectors and at every level. As such, wide-ranging opportunities exist for skilled graduates with expertise in data science.

Designed in collaboration with industry partners and supported by funding from the Office for Students (OfS), our new MSc Data Science conversion programme has a distinctive focus on problem-based learning and offers modules designed to support your career goals and aspirations. Programme content is focused not only on fundamental data science but also on design thinking and innovation, data governance, ethics and data analysis.

This unique master's offers an excellent solution for graduates wishing to upskill to support their career aspirations in data science, pursuing roles in data analytics, management and stewardship. It is suitable for students from industry, including those who come from managerial, leadership and information administration posts and who wish to upskill in order to enter the world of data science. The programme also appeals to science graduates and those from the social sciences (eg criminology, economics, public health and psychology), life sciences (eg biological and biomedical sciences) and applied sciences (eg engineering and medicine) who wish to learn how to analyse data or who wish to understand the world of data science from a business perspective.

The programme is designed for students who do not have a first degree in computer science (those who do may wish to consider our MSc Artificial Intelligence or our MSc Advanced Computer Science). We would however consider applications in their own merit, so we encourage anyone to get in touch.

The kinds of positions we would anticipate graduates of this programme gravitating towards would include roles in analytics engineering, big data engineering and business intelligence, and as data architects, data analysts, data scientists and statisticians.

As a student in the Department of Computer Science, you will enjoy 24-hour exclusive access to our computer laboratories, including a designated MSc computer science laboratory supported by a team of systems specialists and specialist laboratory for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning work. You will also gain insights from the cutting-edge research of our academic staff and become part of a rich community that is research active and attracts staff, students and visitors from around the world.

Loughborough University is part of the #JoinYourAIFuture national recruitment campaign programme funded by the OfS. The OfS is the independent regulator for higher education in England.

The Office for Students are making scholarships available to increase diversity in the AI and data science sector and to support students from under-represented groups to access, participate and succeed in higher education. Applications for the scholarship can be found here.

You are now able to apply for the part-time version of the MSc Data Science programme. This has been designed to allow students to take two modules per semester and it will provide additional time for students to study the taught material and to complete their assessments. The modules of the part-time version run in parallel to the full-time programme. This provides a high level of flexibility for our part-time students in taking on more modules when possible; taking fewer modules if they want to extend the length of their programme.

Program overview

Main Subject

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Our MSc conversion programme in Data Science offers an excellent solution for graduates from varying academic and professional backgrounds wanting to up skill for careers in data science, data analysis, data management or data stewardship.

Data has been called “the oil of the digital economy” (Wired) with importance to all organisations in all sectors and at every level. As such, wide-ranging opportunities exist for skilled graduates with expertise in data science.

Designed in collaboration with industry partners and supported by funding from the Office for Students (OfS), our new MSc Data Science conversion programme has a distinctive focus on problem-based learning and offers modules designed to support your career goals and aspirations. Programme content is focused not only on fundamental data science but also on design thinking and innovation, data governance, ethics and data analysis.

This unique master's offers an excellent solution for graduates wishing to upskill to support their career aspirations in data science, pursuing roles in data analytics, management and stewardship. It is suitable for students from industry, including those who come from managerial, leadership and information administration posts and who wish to upskill in order to enter the world of data science. The programme also appeals to science graduates and those from the social sciences (eg criminology, economics, public health and psychology), life sciences (eg biological and biomedical sciences) and applied sciences (eg engineering and medicine) who wish to learn how to analyse data or who wish to understand the world of data science from a business perspective.

The programme is designed for students who do not have a first degree in computer science (those who do may wish to consider our MSc Artificial Intelligence or our MSc Advanced Computer Science). We would however consider applications in their own merit, so we encourage anyone to get in touch.

The kinds of positions we would anticipate graduates of this programme gravitating towards would include roles in analytics engineering, big data engineering and business intelligence, and as data architects, data analysts, data scientists and statisticians.

As a student in the Department of Computer Science, you will enjoy 24-hour exclusive access to our computer laboratories, including a designated MSc computer science laboratory supported by a team of systems specialists and specialist laboratory for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning work. You will also gain insights from the cutting-edge research of our academic staff and become part of a rich community that is research active and attracts staff, students and visitors from around the world.

Loughborough University is part of the #JoinYourAIFuture national recruitment campaign programme funded by the OfS. The OfS is the independent regulator for higher education in England.

The Office for Students are making scholarships available to increase diversity in the AI and data science sector and to support students from under-represented groups to access, participate and succeed in higher education. Applications for the scholarship can be found here.

You are now able to apply for the part-time version of the MSc Data Science programme. This has been designed to allow students to take two modules per semester and it will provide additional time for students to study the taught material and to complete their assessments. The modules of the part-time version run in parallel to the full-time programme. This provides a high level of flexibility for our part-time students in taking on more modules when possible; taking fewer modules if they want to extend the length of their programme.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6.5+
67+
92+
180+
A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in any discipline (except computer science).
1 Year
Oct

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

13,000 GBP
-

International Students

28,750 GBP
-

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We offer a fantastic range of undergraduate courses as well as a comprehensive range of foundation courses and the International Foundation Programme.

Every undergraduate course has the option to undertake a placement year, which involves a year working in industry either in the UK or overseas. Some courses also offer the option to study abroad at an overseas university.

There are various Bachelor’s degrees available depending on your chosen course, including:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
  • Master’s in Science (MSci)
  • Master’s in Engineering (MEng)
  • Master’s in Chemistry (MChem)
  • Master’s in Planning (MPlan)


For more information on all our courses and the opportunities associated with them, visit our undergraduate study pages.

We offer a range of postgraduate qualifications at our Loughborough and London campuses, including taught master’s programmes and doctoral qualifications.

Taught programmes:

Our taught programmes include postgraduate certificates (PGCert) worth 120 credits, postgraduate diplomas (PGDip) worth 150 credits and 180 credit master’s degrees, such as MSc, MA and MBA qualifications where you will complete a final research or a work-based project.

Research programmes:

We offer a wide range of doctoral qualifications across our schools, departments and institutes. These include:

  • PhD
  • EngD
  • PhD by Practice
  • PhD in Creative Writing


A PhD or EngD is the highest academic qualification that you can achieve. Your research must make a significant, original contribution to new knowledge, building on your critical appreciation of existing knowledge of the subject.

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