12 months
16500 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Data can provide insights to shape decision-making, power scientific innovation, improve business operations or inform government policy. But it takes state-of-the-art statistical and computational methods to unlock that power. The Data Science course from Manchester Metropolitan University lets you master those methods. 


On this data science masters, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills to acquire, curate, manage and analyse data for solving real-world problems. You will gain essential, transferable computational and statistical thinking skills to create and deploy data-driven products and knowledge. And you’ll look at ways to solve challenges in a range of potential, data-rich, application domains, such as health, climate, transportation and sales. 

By taking the Data Science course from Manchester Metropolitan University you will have the flexibility to set the direction for your postgraduate studies with a masters project of your own design. While you’ll have the one-to-one support of your supervisor, it’s a solo project – as much about developing computing skills as it is about building confidence and autonomy, vital skills for the workplace.

We’ll help you put the technical skills into a real-world, professional context – helping you communicate your findings in the workplace, and address any of the legal or ethical questions that come with data processing. 

Whether you plan to continue your studies onto PhD level or you’re looking ahead to a career as a data scientist, data architect, database developer or big data analyst, this masters degree in data science can pave the way.


According to a report called Dynamics of Data Science Skills published in 2019 by the Royal Society demand for workers with specialist data skills like data scientists and data engineers has more than tripled over five years (+231%).

With the expertise you’ll develop with us, you’ll be well placed to apply for roles such as Data Scientist, Data Architect, Database Developer, Data Governor, Big Data Analyst and Decision Sciences Analyst.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the Department of Computing and Mathematics and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Principles of Data Science
  • Data Management and Governance
  • High Performance Computing and Big Data
  • Deep Learning
  • Computational Maths and Statistics
  • Machine Learning Concepts
  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • MSc Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications, however we recommend you apply as early as possible to allow for processing of applications and visas.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You'll need a UK honours degree in a STEM subject – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent. We might also consider applications with relevant lower-level qualifications, together with substantial professional experience in a related field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK: £1,850 to £8,500 per year. 

International:  £1,850 to £16,50 per year.

Fees for this course have yet to be confirmed and will be updated shortly.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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