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


2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • MSc Data Science with Professional Placement offers a unique opportunity for students to gain relevant work experience within an external business or organization
  • 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
  • Students study a balance of solid theory and practical application including:
    Data analysis
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  • 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 20,47,644
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 5,43,565
TransportationINR 44,019
Books and course materialsINR 82,598
Miscellaneous feesINR 1,27,904
Leisure / socialisingINR 1,39,082
TotalINR 9,37,168

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 Pound = INR 98.92


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 28ᵗʰ 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 Or
  • 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 Or
  • 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 a 2:2 or equivalent will be considered dependent on any relevant professional or voluntary experience, previous modules studied and/or personal statement


Marks - 50/90

  • With a minimum component score of 42


Marks - 6/9

  • 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

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