Apply by:
28 December 2021
To start:
11 January 2022
  • 180 credits
  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time
  • £6,600 total fees
  • QAA-commended university

Choose Wolverhampton

  1. Commendation from Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
  2. 85% of research ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally important’ (latest REF)
  3. Providing education and opportunity since 1827
  4. Courses developed with industry partners
  5. Option to pay per module
  6. Alumni discount available

Gain sought-after data science skills

An entirely online master’s for proactive individuals who may not have a background in computer science.

From infrastructure and education to healthcare and climate change, data science is playing an increasingly important role in all aspects of the modern world.

There is a persistent and growing demand for graduates who have the skills and expertise to responsibly use data to combat some of the world’s greatest challenges and help businesses to thrive in a challenging global environment.

The 100% online MSc Computer Science with Data Science has been designed and developed by a team of experts to develop agile, flexible and dynamic graduates with the right blend of computer science and data science training and management skills to meet the demands of industry across a wide range of sectors.

The diverse skills acquired in this course will position you perfectly to take advantage of the skills shortages in data science careers across a broad spectrum of industries and sectors.

Learn from anywhere and continue to earn

Flexible online learning for a global audience of professionals

What makes the online MSc Computer Science with Data Science so innovative is that it is taught and studied entirely online, with no need to visit campus at any point. This achieves a key purpose of the course: to be universally accessible to learners based all over the world. The flexible course design ensures that all course content can be accessed on demand, at the times that suit you. This is key because it enables you to study around work and family commitments, continuing to earn without needing to put your career on hold or take a study break.

Interact, network, collaborate and learn

Learn as part of a carefully designed online community

Studying the online MSc Computer Science with Data Science, you will learn in a carefully crafted online learning environment that incorporates innovative online teaching methodologies and is based on participation, interaction and collaboration.
Through discussion boards and forums, you will discuss course content with academics and fellow learners. You will participate in group tasks and have the opportunity to learn from and network with a diverse group of peers based all over the world.

What you will learn

Studying the online MSc Computer Science with Data Science, you will develop a critical understanding of the processes, techniques and methodologies of data science. You will develop the key skills needed to mine datasets and to extract meaning and insights from complex real-world situations. You will also develop the communication, management and organisational skills needed to lead data science projects and to communicate findings to the wider organisation, including to non-technical audiences.

Knowledge and skills taught include:

  • Data science
  • Data mining
  • Informatics
  • Data visualisation
  • Statistics and SPSS
  • Project management
  • Database systems and security
  • Artificial intelligence technologies

Academic expertise and cutting-edge partnerships

The highly skilled academic experts in the Department of Computer Science are research-active and many are engaged in cutting-edge projects – 85% of the research at The University of Wolverhampton was recognised as ‘world-leading’ or of ‘international importance’. We were honoured to receive a commendation from the Quality Assurance Agency – the highest accolade that can be awarded to a university. Our computer science students have partnered with industry on high tech projects, examples of which include developing apps and software for the NHS and the West Midlands police.

Entry requirements

You should normally have, or be about to complete:

  • A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK bachelor’s degree with honours
  • GCSE Maths or equivalent

Or:

  • If you do not hold a recognised degree or hold an ordinary degree, you should have at least two years of relevant work experience in a professional, managerial or supervisory role
  • GCSE Maths or equivalent

You will need to have access to a computer with administration access so that you can install the software to be used on the course.

Fees

Total fees: £6,600
Per 15-credit module fee: £550

If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course.

University of Wolverhampton alumni discount: If you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction.

Modules

QAA commendation (the highest accolade that can be awarded)
85% of research 'world-leading' or 'internationally important' (latest REF)
Industry partners have helped develop our courses
2 years get a master’s within 24 months
22,000 A university of 22,000 students