MSc in Data Science atUniversity of Essex , ColchesterSchool of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering


12 months (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • Data science is a growing and important field of study with a fast-growing number of jobs and opportunities within the private and public sector. The application of theory and methods to real-world problems and applications is at the core of data science, which aims especially to use and to exploit big data.
  • During the course, students will learn a a balance of solid theory and practical application including:
    Computer science
    Data analysis
  • Data scientists are required in every sector, carrying out statistical analysis or mining data on social media, so our course can open the door to almost any industry, from health, to government, to publishing.


  • University Rankings
    • #401-500

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #439

      - QS 2022

    • #301-350

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #27

      - The Complete University Guide 2022

    • #64

      - The Guardian 2022

    • #643

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 19,95,122
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 5,40,724
TransportationINR 42,045
Books and course materialsINR 78,835
TotalINR 6,61,604

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 Pound = INR 101.07


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 2ⁿᵈ November 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned



  • A degree with an overall grade of between 50 to 55% OR 5.3 to 5.8/10 OR 2.12 to 2.32/4 depending on the degree institution

  • We will consider applicants with a 2:2 degree in one of the following subjects:

    • Mathematics,
    • Statistics
    • Operational research
    • Computer Science
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Pure Mathematics
    • Biostatistics
    • Economic Statistics
    • Statistics
    • Economics


    A 2.2 degree in any subject which includes:

    One module in:

    • Calculus
    • Maths
    • Engineering Maths
    • Advanced Maths

    And one module in

    • Statistics or Probability
    • Maths
    • Engineering Maths
    • Advanced Maths

    And one additional relevant module, from

    • Algebra
    • Analysis
    • Programming language (R, Matlab or Python)
    • A second module in Probability or Statistics
    • Numerical Methods
    • Complex Numbers
    • Differential Equations
    • Optimisation (Linear Programming)
    • Regression
    • Stochastic Process
    • Maths
    • Engineering Maths
    • Advanced Maths

    Applicants with a degree below 2:2 or equivalent will be considered dependent on any relevant professional or voluntary experience and previous modules studied.


Marks - 50/90

  • with 42 in each component 


Marks - 6/9

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5

Conditional Offer


A conditional offer will be issued to an applicant who has not provided evidence of an academic or English language entrance requirement, or who is still to complete an academic or English language qualification, or where additional documentation is required, for example a reference. The offer letter will set out the specific conditions that the applicant has been asked to achieve in order for their place to be confirmed. The offer will specify the minimum level of achievement and the level, subject area and awarding institution of the award which needs to be completed. Where appropriate the offer will include the English language requirement that the applicant must achieve in order for their place to be confirmed.

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • One academic reference will be required (required only for MBA)

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application deadline

Important Dates

Oct , 2022

Course Commencement Date

Black, Arab and Mature Students Bursary
Rs. 50,700
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