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  Data Science and Public Policy (Political Science) MSc

University College London    Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

Full time September MSc 1 year full time
Economics (10) Politics & Government (30)

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The MSc Data Science and Public Policy (Political Science) at UCL is a cutting-edge programme that equips policymakers with the skills to tackle society's biggest challenges using data science. This interdisciplinary course, taught by experts in economics and political science, offers two routes - Political Science and Economics. You'll receive training in applied data science methods and gain insight into economic and political processes. The programme features a range of modules, including Statistical Learning for Public Policy, Health Policy and Reform, and Machine Learning in Economics. To be eligible, you'll need an upper second-class Bachelor's degree and evidence of quantitative methods or data science experience.

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UCL's MSc Data Science and Public Policy, co-taught by UCL Economics and Political Science, will equip a new generation of policymakers to solve the biggest problems in today's society through data science.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. All applicants must provide evidence of successfully completing at least one advanced module in quantitative methods, statistics, data science or econometrics during their Bachelor's degree.

Relevant practical or work experience in a related field may also be taken into account. For example, this might include at least two years of experience working in a public sector organisation, a think tank, an international-governmental organisation, or in a public-policy consultancy role.


UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £34,400

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £34,400

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