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Data Analytics for Government (MSc)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Develop the specialist skills and knowledge to carry out official statistics work on this flexible Data Analytics for Government MSc at the University of Southampton. Learn the survey methods and social data analysis skills to work for the UK government, an overseas government, or a non government organisation conducting large-scale statistical or analytical work.

This UK social data science master’s course is ideal if you are currently working in official statistics or the Government Statistical Service (GSS). You can choose to study part time over 2 to 5 years or full time over 1 year.

You'll strengthen and update your professional skills and knowledge of survey methods, data science and data analysis.


As a graduate of this course, you’ll have the specialist skills and knowledge to conduct professional statistical work within government, either in the UK or overseas.

You’ll be able to specialise further in your current organisation or take on a fresh challenge with a new employer.

Many of the skills taught on the programme, such as survey methods and data analysis, are also in great demand by employers outside government.

Data analysis skills are in demand in sectors such as:

  • education
  • the environment
  • finance
  • forensics
  • health
  • market research
  • transportation

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 9,865per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

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  • Graduate prospects

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    93 93%


  • Student satisfaction

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    3.93 79%


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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%



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