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MSc Data Science

Coventry University

Data is everywhere. As the volume and complexity of data collected continues to grow, there is increasing demand for expertise in data science to support the analysis and visualisation of all this information.

  • The MSc Data Science is a conversion course for graduates from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds looking to pursue a career, or upskill, in this new and rapidly developing field. Data Scientists are in short supply and there is high demand for data science skills across sectors including business, government, healthcare, science, finance, and marketing.
  • The aim of the MSc in Data Science is to support students with little previous experience of data analysis or computer programming and to help them to gain new skills such as working with databases; statistical thinking; programming in high-level languages; modelling; applying data science tools and packages; machine learning; information retrieval; data visualisation and addressing the challenges of big data.

#JoinYourAIFuture Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Scholarships

The MSc Data Science conversion course and MSc Artificial Intelligence and Human Factors at Coventry University are part of the #JoinYourAIFuture programme, funded by the Office for Students. #JoinYourAIFuture is a national recruitment campaign to help address the shortage of AI and data specialists in the UK. An important aim of the campaign is to increase the number of people from underrepresented groups in the AI and data science fields, and to encourage graduates from diverse backgrounds to consider a future in these occupations.

The Office for Students has made 1,000 scholarships available across a number of Universities to help achieve this aim and applicants to this course at Coventry University may apply for a scholarship of £10,000, to be paid in instalments to assist students with the financial aspects of studying this degree.

Full details available under ‘Fees and funding’ section.

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  • Programming for Data Science - 30 credits
  • Principles of Data Science - 30 credits
  • Big Data Management and Data Visualisation - 15 credits
  • Data Management Systems - 15 credits
  • Information Retrieval - 15 credits
  • Machine Learning - 15 credits
  • Global Professional Development - Entrepreneurial Practice - 10 credits
  • Data Science Project - 50 credits
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    1 year


    May 2024

    Start Month

    Apr 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024
    • May 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time