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Data Science and AI MSc

Our master's in Data Science and AI provides a comprehensive grounding in the knowledge and skills required to work within data science and artificial intelligence.

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  • September 2024
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Artificial intelligence is all around us and used daily. All artificial intelligence uses data analytics as the underpinning science.

Throughout this master's in Data Science and AI, you'll:

  • explore the key topics in the field of artificial intelligence
  • develop the skills needed to address real problems in a given application area
  • receive a comprehensive grounding in the theory and application of data science

Through project work, you'll experience the full lifecycle from the design of interactive visualisation to the experimental evaluation of an advanced visualisation approach.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • data visualization
  • cloud computing
  • Bayesian statistics
  • machine learning

You'll benefit from our substantial expertise in data science. We focus on a wide range of application areas, including:

  • healthcare
  • transport
  • cybersecurity
  • smart cities
  • manufacturing

This data science course is part of the following suite:


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What you'll learn

This Data Science and AI MSc has three phases.

Phase one

We’ll introduce you to the core knowledge and skills in statistics and computer science

These modules are taught as an intensive block. This means that full-time students are taught two modules simultaneously. Teaching for part-time students is timetabled to accommodate everyone.

Phase two

Phase two consists of more advanced technical modules, as well as a group project.

We'll introduce the aspects that govern all areas of data science practice, including:

  • professionalism
  • legislation
  • ethics

During the group project, you'll develop and evaluate a data science solution to a complex, real-world problem. This is in collaboration with industry members.

Phase three

Phase three is an individual research and development project.

You'll receive personal supervision in one of our school research labs. This is in collaboration with industry, or with your current employer.


You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


The School of Computing is based in the £58 million Urban Sciences Building, a flagship development located on the £350 million Newcastle Helix regeneration site in the heart of Newcastle. It brings together:

  • academia
  • the public sector
  • communities
  • business and industry

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr Alma Cantu
Degree Programme Director
School of Computing


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