Data Science (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Become a proficient data scientist with a master’s in Data Science at the University of Southampton.

You’ll study the latest techniques and technologies, including data mining, machine learning, and data visualisation. By the end of your studies, you’ll be able to develop original ideas and solve problems using advanced data science methods. You can apply what you have learned in fields such as data journalism, open government and social media.

Data scientists help organisations handle large amounts of data produced by digital technologies. Southampton is recognised around the world as a leader in many of the topics that form our data science curriculum. We offer one of the only data science master's programmes in the UK that covers every subject needed to become a skilled data scientist in industry, government or academia.

Our module teachers use their latest research to inform their teaching in emerging topics like:

  • intelligent agents
  • computational finance
  • open data innovation
  • the science of online social networks
  • deep learning

Module options are flexible, so you can pursue your interests and adapt the programme to prepare you for your ideal career. We’ll also give you access to dedicated project labs, computer workstations, and infrastructure for large-scale analysis.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Your course leader, Dr Luis-Daniel Ibáñez specialises in Big Data Management and Crowdsourcing.


MSc Data Science at the University of Southampton

Data Science is one of the most exciting developments of the digital age. Professors Elena Simperl and Les Carr, along with students and employers, discuss how data science will help tackle some of the greatest challenges of our times.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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