University of East London

MSc Data Science

Designed to develop knowledge and research skills in Data Science, an understanding of the ecology within which a Data Scientist operates and professional skills in Data Science techniques, the programme also fosters reflective and analytic approaches in work-based practice and research.

Graduates are expected to be able to analyse and critically evaluate projects and research outputs in Data Science, and to have a critical understanding of the data value chain in professional settings.



Course Code Course Title Credits
Foundation Courses
UEL-IND-M-100 Induction Module 0.00
Postgraduate Certificate Level
UEL-DS-7001 Mental Wealth: Professional Life (Data Ecology) 30.00
UEL-DS-7006 Quantitative Data Analysis 30.00
Postgraduate Diploma Level
UEL-DS-7002 Spatial Data Analysis 30.00
UEL-DS-7003 Advanced Decision Making: Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning 30.00
Postgraduate Award Level
UEL-DS-7010 Data Science Dissertation 60.00

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for admission are:

  • An accredited UK Honors Degree with a minimum of 2.2 standing in any subject OR recognised international equivalent qualification (depending on country and level). Related professional qualifications at the appropriate level with relevant professional experience may also be considered.
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended.
  • English Proficiency: Students satisfy the English proficiency requirements provided they present a GCSE score with a minimum grade of “C” or IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5) or equivalent qualification. Students who do not acquire the above mentioned qualifications are required to take the online Academic English Placement Test. This is an IELTS-type test (Reading & Writing) where students need to score an overall 6.0 (with no individual component lower than 5.5).
  • Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) explaining how the programme of study will benefit the student’s career progression.
  • Up to date CV
  • Two references (academic or professional) listed on CV stating referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant.
  • Applications from non-standard applicants are welcome and will be considered individually.

* Entry requirements may vary depending on the programme of study.

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