12 months
32732 USD/year
8942 USD/year
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Applied Data Science from University of Canterbury is an essential skillset in a world where everything from education to commerce, communication to transport, involves large-scale data collection and digitalisation.


Applied Data Science from University of Canterbury is designed to accommodate students from a range of backgrounds (not just those with Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science majors), who want to enhance or build their data science capabilities and combine these with the skills and knowledge they bring from their previous studies. So long as you are data-hungry and industry-aware; this degree can add to your employability and career prospects.


According to industry experts, data scientists know what the technology can offer, what analytics are possible, and can communicate on all those aspects to the wider business. This applies no matter the field or sector, as data and analytics have become so important and integral to organisational decision making. Graduates will be ready to work in a range of industries including: government, corporates, the IT sector, market research and finance, agriculture, and transport.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Topics in Security
  • Secure Software
  • Computer Vision
  • Computational Social Choice
  • Contemporary Issues in Data Science
  • The Trustworthy Data Scientist
  • Online Communities and Social Networks
  • Data Wrangling
  • Data Science in Industry
  • Information is Beautiful
  • Medical Data Informatics
  • Genomics
  • Spatial Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Potential students can come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds. Students require a B Grade Point Average in 300-level bachelor's degree courses, or have evidence of achievement at postgraduate level.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32732 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32732 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8942 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 12,396 NZD
  • International Students - 45,375 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /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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