What will I learn?

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.

Which department am I in?

Geography and Environmental Management

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,750.00 (US$ 16,759) per year
Module Fee (15 Credit): £1146

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 September 2020


Frenchay Campus

Coldharbour Lane,


South Gloucestershire,

BS16 1QY, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You will be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.7 out of 4 in a four year Bachelor’s degree. Overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.

For international students

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.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London

About this uni

Based in Bristol, an exciting city ranked the number 1 place to live in the UK (Sunday Times, 2017), UWE is at the heart of a centre of industry.

  • Awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Over GBP 300 million invested in facilities to 2020
  • 96% of students in work within six months of graduating
  • Ranked 37th of all UK universities (Guardian, 2019)