M.Sc. On Campus

Data Science

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

12 months
2639 USD/year
2639 USD/year
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The MSc by Coursework and Research Report in the field of Data Science from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is offered full-time over 1 year.


Key facts

The School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (CSAM), in the Faculty of Science, offers enriching programmes which are at the forefront of national interests. The unique programmes include Big Data Analytics, Data Science, eScience and eResearch. The School offers Advanced Mathematics of Finance and other Applied Mathematics courses which include Computational Methods, Mathematical Modelling and Analytical Methods which provide skill-sets in solving abstract industrial problems.

Generally speaking, Data Science is an emerging transdisciplinary field to study "data". Data Science integrates a number of relevant disciplines such as statistics, computing, communication, management, and sociology to turn data into useful predictions and insights.  MSc by Coursework and Research Report in the field of Data Science aims to train the students to gain an interdisciplinary perspective on the emerging fields of Data Science.

Data Science programme is offered at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Report: Data Science
  • Research Methods and Capstone Project in Data Science
  • Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning
  • Large Scale Computing Systems and Scientific Programming
  • Mathematical Foundations of Data Science
  • Statistical Foundations of Data Science
  • Computational Intelligence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


190 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to have a Bachelor of Science with Honours degree from a relevant discipline in Science (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics) or a relevant NQF level 8 qualification or a relevant Professional Engineering Degree with demonstrable knowledge of basic principles of Algorithms, Computing, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics.
  • Applicants require a minimum average of 75 percent. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2639 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2639 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    2639 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2639 USD per year during 12 months.

R 38 510

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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