16 months
16500 GBP/year
9075 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Data Science from Northumbria University will provide you with the ability to explore data insights to ensure organisations are making the most out of their data. You will develop knowledge insight from a variety of structured and unstructured data, using a range of data analysis methods, processes, algorithms and systems.  


Data Science from Northumbria University  provides a greater understanding of Big Data and Cloud computing and will equip you with skills needed to tackle realistic Big Data problems. You will use principal machine learning methods, advanced database technologies, data visualisation techniques and statistical approaches to apply modern, analytical and statistical techniques to business data - combining both theoretical and practical approaches. You will also become equipped with programming skills in Python and R for effective, efficient, statistical data analysis.


You will be well placed to take up a range of roles available in the IT based business world including, but not limited to, Information and Data Manager, Business Systems Analyst, Enterprise Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Data Engineer, and Data Specialist. These roles are in a variety of industries including investment management, healthcare and banking, amongst many others. There is currently high demand for data science specialists in the UK IT sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Big Data and Cloud Computing 
  • Principles of Data Science 
  • Advanced Databases
  • Statistical Programming 
  • Machine Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National students are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship or funding.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative subject such as computer / information science, engineering, maths, statistics, or a related discipline (e.g. IT, software engineering). Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 16 months.
  • National

    9075 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9075 GBP per year during 16 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /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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