MSc Data Science

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Introduction

Advance your career in data science and machine learning with our Online Data Science Masters degree. Study part-time by distance learning, and spend two weeks in Cambridge at a hackathon-style bootcamp. Develop the skills you need to analyse complex data, and support business decision-making.

Our MSc Data Science will give you the skills to develop and apply advanced data science tools and techniques. You'll learn to process large, complex datasets, and extract valuable insights to inform business decision-making.

Data science, especially when paired with artificial intelligence, promises to provide the tools to enhance technology, business models and decision-making across a range of sectors, from industrial automation, manufacturing, transport, banking and cyber security to health and social care.

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Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.

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Data scientist roles have grown over 650% since 2012, with machine learning engineers, data scientists, and big data engineers ranking among the top emerging jobs*. But there's a recognised skills gap both in the UK and internationally.

Employers highlight the importance of data science and its potential to revolutionise a number of industries, while creating significant employment opportunities for data analysts, machine learning specialists and data specialists.

Our Employability Service is here to help give you the best chance of landing the job you want. We'll help you improve your skills and bulk up your CV to improve your career prospects.

As a distance learning student, you'll still benefit from help and advice on CV writing, interview techniques, job hunting, and general careers advice.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Over the past ten years, more than 4,000 students in 96 countries have studied online with ARU.

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