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MSc Data Science and Analytics

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Bognor Regis campus

1 Year Full-time or 2/3 Years Part-time

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Entry Requirements and Fees

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

  • An honours degree at 2:2 or higher
  • If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 5.5) or equivalent qualification.

For more information contact: Dr Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid, 

International applicants

If you are an international student and you don’t meet the entry requirements to this degree, we are offering international pathways run by the University of Chichester International College.


2021/22 UK fee: £8,800

2021/22 International fee: £14,900

University of Chichester alumni receive a 20% fee discount for 2021 entry

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.

Course start date: 13th September 2021


Course content



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Course Overview

Whilst the amount of data grows, the science of gaining insights from this data grows with it.  Industry, research institutions and government all seek to extract value from data to improve products and services, serve their customers better and run more operationally efficient organisations. 

Data Scientists use their mathematical, computational and presentational skills to mine data for value and their skills are highly sought after.

There is a significant shortage of skilled Data Scientists and so there are many job opportunities available.

We have designed this MSc course in consultation with industry partners.   This has enabled us to understand their needs for Data Scientists, what skills will be required and on successful completion of this course individuals will be highly employable within businesses.

Having this close understanding of what industry needs makes this course relatively unique and the very best suited to these looking for a career in the Data Sciences. 

Why this course?

The course will be of specific interest to :

  • A mathematics graduate wishing to use your skills in a vocational business based environment
  • A computer science graduate wishing to follow a vocational route
  • Individuals currently working in Business and looking to grow their career through gaining Data Science and Business Analytics skills

Six modules go to make up this MSc:

  • Data Science Foundation
  • Managing Data
  • Data Exploration and Analysis
  • Operations Management
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Machine Learning & Cognitive Computing
  • Data Visualisation and Presentation
  • Management Project

The 1 year full time MSc course will be stimulating and interactive, making use of lectures, self-learning, workshops and hands-on projects.  

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor from the start of your course who will work with you throughout your studies to help you achieve your academic best. 

The knowledge we provide you with in these areas will give you all of the essential know-how on methods, tools and techniques to deliver in your career as a Data Scientist.

We believe Data Science is very much an intellectual ‘contact sport’ and through this course we provide you with every opportunity to put your theoretical knowledge into practice.

The project work we have imbedded within the course has been chosen and developed based on real-world scenarios across a range of industry and government sectors and is specifically designed to:

  • Provide an essential link between your theoretical learning and real-world challenges
  • Create an environment where you decide the methods and tools best suited to the challenge based on what you have learnt
  • Recreate some of the challenges facing industry and Government today and those very similar to what you will encounter in the workplace as a Data Scientist
  • Be adaptable to reflect new methods / tools and scenarios in this fast developing discipline
  • Be able upon completion of the projects to reference your experience in working with such challenges

Find out more

Are you interested in this course and want to find more? Come along to an Open Day. This will give you the chance to meet our Business School team, ask them questions and explore the campus. 

Our facilities

Tech Park

 Computing facilities

Teaching takes place at the Bognor Regis campus. This includes being taught in our state-of-the-art Tech Park.

The University of Chichester’s cutting-edge Tech Park aims to produce graduates that have enterprise skills, creativity, technical knowledge and are equipped to enter the graduate workforce.

Our Engineering, Design and Creative & Digital Technologies departments are also based in this building and have access to brand new equipment, machines and studios.

Learning Resource Centre 

   LRC Bognor Campus

Our Learning Resource Centre at Bognor Regis is based at the heart of the campus. It hosts:

  • Support and Information Zone (SIZ) to help with any enquiries while at university
  • A modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors 
  • A range of study areas for group study
  • Over 80 open access PC and Mac stations
  • Wi-Fi areas for laptop use
  • Substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research
  • Online library resources you can access from anywhere at any time
  • Equipment loans centre offerings laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans
  • Costa Coffee

The local area

The local area surrounding the University of Chichester's main Campus including Chichester Cathedral, Chichester Town Centre, The South Downs and West Wittering Beach

It’s important to love where you live and study and the local area surrounding the University has so much to offer. With the seaside town, historic city, rolling countryside and stunning beaches, there’s plenty to explore

Visit us

Book an Open Day or Campus Tour to discover the campus and the facilities it has to offer. 

Where this can take you

The course has been designed to provide you with a very practical understanding of the issues associated with sourcing, curating, analysing and presenting data in business and other public sector and not-for-profit organisations. 

On completion of your MSc studies and successful graduation, you will have very transferable skills and can choose to move directly in to the workplace perhaps in retail, banking, government or transport.

Indicative modules

  • Data Science Foundation (20 Credits)
  • Managing Data (20 Credits)
  • Data Exploration and Analysis (20 Credits)
  • Mathematics (20 Credits)
  • Machine Learning & Cognitive Computing (20 Credits)
  • Data Visualisation and Presentation (20 Credits)
  • Dissertation/Project (60 Credits)


International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

Our approach to supporting your learning, and how your learning is assessed, is designed to mirror the workplace environment.  With this in mind, key features of our approach to learning and assessment include the following: 

  • We place a lot of emphasis on course work related activity.
  • Opportunities to work with organisations on current commercial/business problems and projects.  These experiences are used to provide the basis for assessments that enable you to apply your learning within authentic commercial situations.

Additional Costs

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us, we will be happy to help.