Data Science

University of Aberdeen


Old Aberdeen Campus


Over the last 5 years, there has been an enormous increase in demand for Data Scientists across almost every industry sector, from tech and finance to energy, retail, healthcare and cybersecurity.

As the volume, diversity and complexity of data being gathered continue to increase, the key challenge facing organisations today is how to make sense of data, and more importantly how to use data to inform business decisions.

To solve this problem, companies need data scientists who not only are highly skilled in a wide range of statistical and data analysis tools, but who can go far beyond classical statistics and machine learning to gain real insights from data. The MSc Data Science programme is specifically designed to address this challenge.

Entry Requirements

2:2 (lower second class) Honours degree or equivalent in any subject will be considered.

‘Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate

Please note that international applicants for this programme require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate. The ATAS certificate must be obtained before applying for a Tier 4 visa. You can submit an ATAS application up to 6 months before the programme start date, even if the offer is still conditional.’

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months (September) 15 months (January)


Physical Science


Natural and Computing Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

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