12 months
32100 GBP/year
16500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Data Science brings together computational and statistical skills and machine learning for data-driven problem solving. The Data Science and Machine Learning programme  is offered at the University College London (UCL).


This rapidly expanding area includes deep learning, large-scale data analysis and has applications in e-commerce, search/information retrieval, natural language modelling, finance, bioinformatics and related areas in artificial intelligence.

The Data Science and Machine Learning programme from the  University College London (UCL) comprises core machine learning methodology and an introduction to statistical science, combined with a set of more specialised and advanced options covering computing and statistical modelling. 

Projects are offered both within UCL Computer Science and from a range of industry partners.


Data science professionals are increasingly sought after as the integration of statistical and computational analytical tools becomes more essential to organisations. 

This is a very new degree and information on graduate destinations is not currently available. However, MSc graduates from across the department frequently find roles with major tech and finance companies including:

  • Google Deepmind
  • Microsoft Research
  • Dunnhumby
  • Index Ventures
  • Cisco
  • Deutsche Bank
  • IBM
  • Morgan Stanley

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Introduction to Machine Learning 
  • Introduction to Statistical Data Science 
  • Advanced Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning 
  • Birkbeck College: Cloud Computing 
  • Information Retrieval and Data Mining 
  • Introduction to Deep Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline (such as mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics or statistics) from a UK university or an overseas, qualification of an equivalent standard. Knowledge of mathematical methods including linear algebra, calculus, probability and statistics at first-year university level is required. 
  • Depending on the modules selected, students undertake assignments that contain programming elements and prior experience in a high-level programming language (R/matlab/python) is useful. Relevant professional experience will also be taken into consideration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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