University of dundee data science

University of dundee data science

The MSc Data Science will equip you with the skills and knowledge for the next generation of data storage and analysis.


There has been a recent upsurge in commercial interest in the new role of “data scientist”. This MSc (which can be studied part time or full time) , will prepare you to become  an data scientist, a person who excels at manipulating and analysing data, particularly large data sets that don’t fit easily into tabular structures (so-called “Big Data”).

The MSc Data Science at the University of Dundee is unique both in the material it delivers and in the way it is taught. Aimed at people currently working in IT who wish to obtain a formal qualification whilst continuing to work, our program will equip you with the knowledge you need to succeed in Data Science, whether you are already working in the field or you wish to move into this exciting and growing area.

Aimed at existing professionals who are in employment, the course is usually taken part-time over two years; although it can be taken full time or as stand-alone modules or as a PG Cert.

University of dundee data science

The course is delivered via a blend of:

  • Distance Learning – all the teaching material is on-line
  • Lectures – the students travel to the University for face to face lectures; typically 2-3 lectures a week for 20 weeks of the year

Much of the course is delivered via ‘distance learning’ material – assignments and projects are done at home and recorded lectures are distributed during the semesters. We then augment the distance learning material with face to face teaching and the benefit of interaction it brings. By far the majority of the lectures are delivered in blocks called “Intensive weeks”; there are two intensive weeks for each of the two part-time years. These intensive weeks are held in January and April.