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Data Science (International) MSc

This is a joint degree between UCL and UniSA and students that successfully complete the programme will be issued a single certificate containing the names of both institutions

To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.

Course information

You will undertake modules across a broad range of data science topics, which will provide you with hands-on experience in data analytic techniques for real-world challenges. Taught by leading researchers in data science, you will learn to analyse and visualise rich data sources, spot data trends and to generate data driven insights.

Students undertake modules to the value of 240 UCL Credits (72 UniSa Units).  First year (UCL)120 UCL credits/36 UniSA units, comprising 4 compulsory modules (60 credits), 4 optional modules (60 credits) (UCL system). Second year (UniSA) 120 UCL credits/36 UniSA units, comprising 4 compulsory modules (2 x 4.5 units, 2 x 9 units (thesis), 2 optional modules (2 x 4.5 units) (UniSA system).

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

Students must choose 60 credits of optional modules. Examples include:


Please note: the availability and delivery of modules may vary, based on your selected options as all choices are subject to timetabling constraints 

Dissertation/research project

There will be two minor theses as part of this programme, each thesis comprising one 2 hour lecture and 13 weeks of directed study. Students are then expected to present a 20-minute research seminar and submit a research report as a minor thesis, of approximately 9000 words. The proportion of total assessment of these last two components is as follows: Seminar – 10%; Research report – 90%; the two courses are ITMS Masters Minor Thesis 1 and ITMS Masters Minor Thesis 2. 

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