• Application Deadline
  • 18 months


Turning data into information, knowledge and innovative products is a skill in high demand within industry. 

By studying a strong core of Computer Science and Statistics courses, you will gain a unique combination of skills in data science and be able to comprehend, process and manage data effectively to extract value from it. 

Graduates of this this Master of Data Science from University of Auckland will be critical, reflective practitioners able to pursue professional goals and further postgraduate study.


With the current demand for continued professional development in this area, this advanced qualification will help you to develop your data science skills to become well-positioned to pursue employment in the data science industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Big Data Management
  • Datamining and Machine Learning
  • Advanced Regression Methodology
  • Advanced Data Science Practice
  • Topics in Official Statistics
  • Statistical Inference
  • Simulation and Monte Carlo Methods
  • Statistical Data Mining
  • Topics in Statistical Computing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time: Varies

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You must have completed an undergraduate science degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a relevant discipline with a Grade Point Equivalent of 4.5.
  • Relevant disciplines include data science, or a mixture of computer science and statistics. A minimum amount of study in a relevant discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30 percent of your degree, including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29833 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29833 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    5389 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5389 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,005.20 – $9,337.20
  • International: NZ$44,310

Living costs for Auckland

  • 1400 - 2200 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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


Are you an international student considering studying at the University of Auckland or already studying here? You may be eligible for a scholarship.

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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