10 months
1260 USD/full
1260 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Data Science MicroMasters Program in collaboration with University of California, San Diego - UC San DiegoX. Learn data science by doing data science.

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Excel in Data Science, one of the hottest fields in tech today. Learn how to gain new insights from big data by asking the right questions, manipulating data sets and visualizing your findings in compelling ways.

In this MicroMasters program, you will develop a well-rounded understanding of the mathematical and computational tools that form the basis of data science and how to use those tools to make data-driven business recommendations.

The Data Science MicroMasters Program from EdX in partnership with University of California, San Diego - UC San DiegoX encompasses two sides of data science learning: the mathematical and the applied.

Mathematical courses cover probability, statistics, and machine learning. The applied courses cover the use of specific toolkit and languages such as Python, Numpy, Matplotlib, pandas and Scipy, the Jupyter notebook environment and Apache Spark to delve into real world data.

You will learn how to collect, clean and analyse big data using popular open source software will allow you to perform large-scale data analysis and present your findings in a convincing, visual way. When combined with expertise in a particular type of business, it will make you a highly desirable employee.

Job Outlook

  • There are approximately 215,000 open job positions in Data Science (Source:Indeed.com)
  • There are currently about 31,000 openings for Statistician positions in the US (LinkedIn), offering an average salary of $77,000 (Glassdoor)
  • In the field of Business intelligence, there are around 14,000 openings in the US (LinkedIn) at a $88,000 base salary
  • Careers include data scientist, data engineer, data analyst, statistician, data manager, data architect, business analyst
  • Data Scientist is rated the best job in America, with a median base salary of $110,000. (Source: Glassdoor)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Python for Data Science
  • Machine Learning Fundamentals
  • Probability and Statistics in Data Science using Python
  • Big Data Analytics Using Spark

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 10 months
    • 9 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




100 alternative credits


  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1260 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1260 USD for the full programme during 10 months.
  • National

    1260 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1260 USD for the full programme during 10 months.


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