MSc Data Science (Business and Management) / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

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Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc)
Duration
1 year (full-time)
Entry requirements

High 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) 

For this pathway, we normally expect applicants to hold a degree in a quantitative or computational subject such as mathematics, statistics, management science or economics, physics, engineering or computer science. Applicants with extensive Business and Management industrial experience combined with an honours degree in a quantitative subject may also be considered for admission.

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

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

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

Please see our application and selection page for more detailed information.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y N N N

Course overview

  • Absorb and focus on data, and what data science can do.
  • Develop your team-working skills, and actively study as part of a dynamic group.
  • Be inspired by what the interdisciplinary course, drawing on five different disciplines, can provide.
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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2022, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £15,000
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £27,500

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and merit awards to outstanding applicants and international students.

In addition, the Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a First class Bachelor's degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course.

For more information, see fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
School of Social Sciences Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 804 9198
Email
Website
https://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/social-statistics/
School/Faculty

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