Data Science, M.Sc.

Data Science, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #147 (WUR) ,
On this MSc, you’ll learn about the theory and practice of state-of-the-art data science with applications ranging from mathematics to physics, and from biology to computer science. You’ll develop the skills to provide appropriate and up-to-date tools to deal with datasets.


Why choose this course:
  • 97% of our research output was rated world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • You’ll benefit from our collaborative links with other departments in the UK and overseas.
  • We foster an intellectually stimulating environment in which you are encouraged to develop your own research interests with the support of our faculty.

Our graduates become data scientists in industries such as engineering, computing, and financial and banking institutes. Some of them go on to careers in:

  • government institutions
  • scientific research
  • teaching
  • academia
  • management.

Programme Structure

  • Applied Natural Language Processing
  • Introduction to Genes and Biochemistry
  • Mathematics and Computational Methods for Complex Systems
  • Programming in C++
  • Advanced Natural Language Processing
  • Advanced Particle Physics
  • Coding Theory
  • Current Topics in Life Sciences
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Image Processing

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Part-time
                    • Average part-time duration 24 months
                    • Intensity Flexible
                    • Duration description

                      1 year full-time;

                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

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                  Academic Requirements

                  • European Baccalaureate
                  • Typical offer: Overall result of 80%
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                  • Finnish Ylioppilastutkinto
                  • Typical offer: Overall average result in the final matriculation examinations of at least 6.5
                  • French Baccalauréat
                  • Typical offer: Overall final result of at least 13.5/20
                  • German Abitur
                  • Typical offer: Overall result of 1.8 or better
                  • Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher level)

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                  Tuition Fee

                  • International Applies to you

                    15500 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 15500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  • EU/EEA Applies to you

                    7900 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 7900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                  Living costs for Brighton

                  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
                    Living Costs

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