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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Data Science is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary area, with applications in business, government, public health, and the sciences. Its applications range from identifying customers’ buying patterns and monitoring machinery to tracking the spread of a disease and logging and improving an individual's health. There is therefore a huge unfilled demand for graduates with skills in ‘Big Data’.


Why study MSc Data Science at Aberystwyth University?

Aberystwyth University is a top 50 university for research power and intensity – REF 2014
Opportunity to study in Departments with links to many major companies and a strong research focus

Opportunity for graduates of any discipline to significantly enhance their employability

Opportunity to apply the knowledge from this course to other areas, including your initial undergraduate discipline

100% of the Department of Computer Science’s research was deemed either world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of research impact – REF 2014

98% of the Department of Computer Science’s research, and 100% of the Department of Mathematical Sciences’ research was of an internationally recognised standard or higher – REF 2014

Aberystwyth Department of Computer Science graduates exceed the national subject area average for employability

Our taught masters degrees are designed to meet the needs both of students intending a career in research, and those who want to accelerate an industrial career.

Teaching & Learning

How will I be taught?

This course can be taken as a full-time one year course and can also be taken part-time. When taken full time, the course is divided over three semesters.

During the first two semesters (September to May) students complete 120 taught credits. The third semester (June to September) is given over to the MSc project and dissertation (60 credits). Contact time for this course is approximately 12 hours a week in the first two semesters.

During semester three, you will arrange your level of contact time with your assigned supervisor. The taught part of the course is delivered through lectures, student seminars and practical exercises.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,850per year

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

University information

Aberystwyth University

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  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

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