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MSc Data Science and Analytics

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Data Analysis Informatics Business Modelling / Analysis

Course type


Course Summary

Data Scientists use their mathematical, computational and presentational skills to mine data for value and their skills are highly sort after.

There is a significant shortage of skilled Data Scientists and so there are many job opportunities available.

We have designed this MSc course in consultation with industry partners. This has enabled us to understand their needs for Data Scientists, what skills will be required and on successful completion of this course individuals will be highly employable within businesses.

Having this close understanding of what industry needs makes this course relatively unique and the very best suited to these looking for a career in the Data Sciences.

The course will be of specific interest to:

  • A mathematics graduate wishing to use your skills in a vocational business-based environment.
  • A computer science graduate wishing to follow a vocational route.
  • Individuals currently working in Business and looking to grow their career through gaining Data Science and Business Analytics skills.

Teaching and Assessment

Our approach to supporting your learning, and how your learning is assessed, is designed to mirror the workplace environment. Key features of our approach to learning and assessment include the following:

  • We place a lot of emphasis on course work related activity.
  • Opportunities to work with organisations on current commercial/business problems and projects. These experiences are used to provide the basis for assessments that enable you to apply your learning within authentic commercial situations.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Data Science Foundation (20 Credits)
Managing Data (20 Credits)
Data Exploration and Analysis (20 Credits)
Mathematics (20 Credits)
Machine Learning & Cognitive Computing (20 Credits)
Data Visualisation and Presentation (20 Credits)
Dissertation/Project (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 or higher in an appropriate course with a B grade in Maths at A level or equivalent.

University information

The University of Chichester has two campuses: one in the centre of Chichester, a charming and historic town, and the other close to the sea in Bognor Regis. This year the University celebrates its 180th year of teaching and research excellence. As a silver-rated institution by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the University is recognized as delivering high quality teaching and learning for students. They actively embrace the unique...more