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Masters in Research (MRes) Data Science

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Full time | Frenchay Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Informatics Research Methods (Science)

Course type


Course Summary

The MRes Data Science is a multidisciplinary course that allows students to specialise in one of three areas relevant to today's digital economy. Industry is currently facing a large shortfall of people who have the skills to process data in a developed way. The pathways on offer within this advanced course will enable you to engage with technology in a way that meets the ever-evolving demands and requirements of the data revolution. The course is suitable for students who have enjoyed the research components of their undergraduate degree and wish to prepare for a research-based career. It also offers excellent preparation for Doctoral study. Likewise, it is appropriate for people who are already working and who wish to either develop their research skills or undertake a research project to enhance their continued professional development.

This Master’s degree will equip you with the skills necessary to undertake sustained, independent and innovative research. You will gain the confidence to work in creative and flexible ways, and develop the ability to plan, produce and present rigorous, independent and theoretically informed studies. It also fosters the development of essential professional skills to enhance your employability, such as self-management, team work, problem solving and communication. The course will prepare you to step into a wide range of research-focused roles across all types of industry. It is designed with the flexibility to allow you to target both skills and subject matter towards a particular career trajectory or to your current employment.


This specific module is designed to develop your research skills through reviewing, evaluating and presenting independently generated research material relevant to your extended project. It includes library skills development.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree of 2.1 or above (or the equivalent if it is a non-UK degree) in a relevant subject. Students should submit a 300-500 word draft project proposal to include a project title, aim or research question, possible methods and six relevant references.

University information

UWE Bristol, (University of the West of England) is one the largest providers of higher education in the UK. It’s a progressive and supportive university where collaboration with industry helps them to identify skills shortages, develop courses and provide employment enhancing opportunities for their students. Its wide range of postgraduate study options are designed to open up student’s career options and fast track them into new professions...more

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