MSc Data Science (Earth and Environmental Analytics) / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc)
1 year
Entry requirements
  • high 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent)
  • See application and selection tab.

    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.

    For this Pathway we would expect applicants to evidence an interest and/or experience in topics related to environmental analysis. Examples are:

    • Working experience in environment-themed topics (e.g. environment, climate, natural ecosystems, human social and economic systems, and health)
    • Experience in working in data science, GIS or environmental based data analysis

    Evidence of training in environment-themed methods or topics

    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.
    Explore the new MSc in Data Science

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    For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

    • MSc (full-time)
      UK students (per annum): £16,000
      International, including EU, students (per annum): £32,000

    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).


    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.  

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    +44 (0)161 804 9198

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