M.Sc. On Campus

Knowledge, Information and Data Science

12 months
26600 GBP/year
12900 GBP/year
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This recently revised Knowledge, Information and Data Science programme from University College London (UCL) is designed for computationally and mathematically literate graduates wishing to pursue an in-depth study of modern approaches to information science.


In this Knowledge, Information and Data Science programme from University College London (UCL), emphasis is placed both on current industry practice and theory, and on data science methods and likely future trends in artificial intelligence, thus equipping graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary for a wide range of career paths in information-related fields.

Students will learn a variety of topics related to information science theory and practice with emphasis on computational methods, data science and artificial intelligence. The programme is a roughly even mix of optional and core modules, followed by a term-three dissertation designed to train students in the research skills necessary for careers in academia and the higher echelons of industry.


The MSc in Information Science prepares students for technical and management roles in the information and information technology industries, as well as for research careers in academia. 

Recent graduates have subsequently followed careers in a wide variety of roles in the information sector, including information systems management, web management, information architecture, knowledge-based systems, information security and governance, e-commerce, finance/fintech, data analytics and data science. Others have gone on to undertake PhDs in topics and subject areas encountered on the programme.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Information Science
  • Introduction to Programming and Scripting
  • Logic and Knowledge Representation
  • Database Systems Analysis and Design
  • Systems Management
  • Digital Curation
  • Digital Resources in the Humanities
  • Electronic Publishing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 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

  • Normal requirements for admission are a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 
  • Applicants with appropriate professional qualifications or experience in relevant disciplines will also be considered. We welcome applications from those with science, engineering or humanities backgrounds. However, applicants are expected to demonstrate some technical and/or mathematical aptitude.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £6,450
  • International: £13,300

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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