MSc Data Science (Applied Urban Analytics) / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2021

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How to apply

Advice to applicants

In your application, you should demonstrate aptitude, knowledge and/or interest in three areas:

  • data analytics and/or statistics;
  • computational subjects;
  • pathway specific requirements.

These can be demonstrated by course units taken at undergraduate level and high school level, or professional experience.

Due to high demand for this course, we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year, as follows:  

  • 1 November (decision by 8 December, accept offer by 15 January);
  • 7 January (decision by 14 February, accept offer by 16 March);
  • 2 March (decision by 8 April, accept offer by 8 May);
  • 4 May (decision by 1 June, accept offer by 1 July).

If we make you an offer, you will have approximately 4 weeks in which to accept. Any offers not accepted by the deadline will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate.

All conditional offer holders will have until 1 August to satisfy the conditions of their offer.

You need to ensure that you submit your supporting documents with your online application as it may delay us processing your application.

Whilst we aim to give you a decision on your application by the decision date, in some instances it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next deadline date. If this is the case, we will let you know after the deadline date.

We can accept your application before you complete your undergraduate studies; please submit your latest transcripts with your online application. 

Please note: 

  • All places are subject to availability and if you apply for one of the later dates, some courses may already be closed, we recommend that you apply early in the cycle.
  • Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer.
  • If you are a current undergraduate student at The University of Manchester, you may be eligible to apply via the 'Fast-Track' scheme, email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk for further information.
  • International applicants who will require a visa to study in the UK can find up-to-date information online.

How your application is considered

All applicants must submit:

  • an online application form;
  • supporting statement;
  • transcripts of degree;
  • two references.

Overseas applicants will need to submit a satisfactory IELTS certificate (or equivalent) at the time of application. A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0, with 6.0 in each component.

Applications will not be considered if documents are missing.