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University of Southampton

Southampton , England ,United Kingdom

Data Science (MSc)

Become a proficient data scientist with a master’s in Data Science at the University of Southampton.

You’ll study the latest techniques and technologies, including data mining, machine learning, and data visualisation. By the end of your studies, you’ll be able to develop original ideas and solve problems using advanced data science methods. You can apply what you have learned in fields such as data journalism, open government and social media.

Data scientists help organisations handle large amounts of data produced by digital technologies. Southampton is recognised around the world as a leader in many of the topics that form our data science curriculum. We offer one of the only data science master's programmes in the UK that covers every subject needed to become a skilled data scientist in industry, government or academia.

Campus Information

Highfield Campus

Highfield is our oldest and largest campus, located close to Southampton Common. It's the academic heart of our University and home to social events, sports facilities and our Students' Union.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Our graduates are sought after by:

  • companies looking for trends in sales, marketing, or operational data
  • start-ups pursuing new opportunities in big data
  • government departments using linked open data to inform policy
  • research/consultancy companies analyzing data on behalf of their clients
  • academic organizations with opportunities for doctoral study

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 Years of PSW

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

You’ll need an upper 2:1 degree in one of the following subjects:

  • computer science
  • computer engineering
  • software engineering
  • mathematics/statistics

You must also have an upper 2:1 score in the following modules:

a programming module (e.g. MATLAB, Python, Java, C, C++, C#)
an advanced maths module, ideally statistics and probability

Bangladesh
 
MSc/ MA/ LLM
 
A relevant masters degree at minimum 70% with a bachelors degree of at least 3 years
  • UK 1st degree equivalent: 3.5; 3.2 depending on awarding institution
  • UK 2:1 degree equivalent: 3.0; 2.75 depending on awarding institution
MSc Engineering
 
A masters degree at minimum 60% with a bachelors degree of at least 3 years
  • UK 1st degree equivalent: 3.5; 3.2 depending on awarding institution
  • UK 2:1 degree equivalent: 3.0; 2.75 depending on awarding institution
India
 
  • Bachelors degree awarded by a recognized University or an equivalent professional qualification approved by the University with an overall qualification of at least 60% 
  • UK 1st degree equivalent: 55 - 70% depending on awarding institution
  • UK 2:1 degree equivalent: 55 - 65% depending on awarding institution
 
Sri Lanka
  • Bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD from a recognised Sri Lankan Higher Education Institution. Minimum entry requirement is usually equivalent to a UK upper class (2:1)
  • UK 1st equivalent: GPA 3.7 out of 4.0
  • UK 2.1 equivalent: GPA 3.3 out of 4.0

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 26850 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A