Data Science with Advanced Research - MSc

University of Hertfordshire    School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

Full time Any Month MSc 2 Years
Computer Science (8) Engineering (12)

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Unleash your potential with the MSc in Data Science with Advanced Research at the University of Hertfordshire. This programme is designed to equip you with the essential skills needed to thrive in the dynamic field of data science. Delve into the fundamental mathematical and statistical concepts underpinning data science, while honing your practical skills in Python and R programming languages. With a curriculum structured to provide hands-on experience through workshops and real-world data projects, you will graduate ready to tackle complex data challenges with confidence. Whether you come from a STEM background or not, this programme welcomes students from diverse academic paths. Near-STEM students with a STEM degree can enhance their skills through the Data Science Core Skills bootcamp, while Far-STEM students with a good Honours Degree in any subject can also excel in this programme. Join a community of internationally recognised research staff and industry connections, and embark on a journey towards becoming a sought-after data scientist in the UK and beyond.

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Why choose Herts?

  • Teaching excellence: You will be taught by internationally recognised research staff with expertise across mathematics, statistics, astrophysics, medical physics, and computer science (see key staff)
  • Work placement opportunities: You have an option to undertake a placement of up to one year conditional on course requirements. Placements may be paid or unpaid depending on the employer organisation. With the support from the Career Service at Herts, and the departments own Careers Advisor, you will look for your preferred placement during your first year of studies. Students have had placements with organisations including NatWest, Sparta Global and Sky
  • Industry connections: Benefit from our strong links with the computing industry. We work with employers such as Microsoft and Hewlett Packard for students to engage in careers fairs and industry sessions.

Professional Accreditations

Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.  

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Entry Requirements

For Near-STEM students, the normal entry requirements for the programme are a good (2:1 or above) Honours Degree (or equivalent) in a STEM subject (e.g. Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences etc). If a student has a relevant STEM degree, then they will be considered ‘Near-STEM’. They will be offered the opportunity to participate in the Data Science Core Skills bootcamp but will not be required to participate/attend.

For Far-STEM students, the normal entry requirements for the programme are a good (2:1 or above) Honours Degree (or equivalent). The subject of the degree is not defined.


UK Students
Full time: £13545 for 2024/2025 and 2025/2026 inclusive

EU/International Students
Full time: £18950 for 2024/2025 and 2025/2026 inclusive

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