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What will I learn?

Immerse yourself in the emerging interdisciplinary field of engineering, computing and statistics. Combine a project-based approach with flexible learning on our MSc in Applied Data Science. The course tackles four key strands of data science learning: data science, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and robotics.

The ongoing progress in mathematical tools and automated data acquisition, combined with the growth of very large datasets and computational power, has established data science as a mature discipline with a broad spectrum of applications.

This course is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in modern data science practice. Practical and theoretical skills, such as programming, project management and statistics, are developed through a learning approach that combines taught sessions with individual and group projects.

Why study with us

  • Choose an optional module based on your own academic interests. Options are available for software engineering, robotics, sensors and instruments,
  • Learn from an expert team. Many of the course tutors have research interests and experience in the field of data science and its applications. A number of staff are also research active.
  • Participate in a School Expo, presenting your project to an external audience including industry representatives. The Expo involves a three-minute competition for your project.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 19,957) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Preston Campus

Preston Campus,



PR1 2HE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have bachelors Degree from reputable university with GPA 2.6/4 for 2:2 or GPA 3.2/4 for 2:1.

For international students

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours Degree in relevant area or equivalent industrial experience. Applicants degree should include a Programming Module. IELTS 6.5 with no component lower than 6.0. TOEFL IBT: 91 (with minimum grades of 21 in each component).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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