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University of Sunderland

100% online MSc Computer Science with Data Science

Develop the capabilities to excel in data science. Study an online MSc with a University rated 5-star for teaching and with internationally excellent research

Apply By 29 December 2020
To Start 12 January 2021
  • 180 Credits
  • 2 Years Part-Time
  • £6,780 Total Fees
  • 5 star QS teaching rating (2019)

Why Sunderland?

  1. 100% online MSc within 24 months
  2. 'Internationally excellent' research in computer science*
  3. Learn programming languages including Python, R, CISCO and Oracle
  4. 5 star teaching rating (QS 2019)
  5. Top 10 in UK for student support** - as voted for by students
  6. Ranked 9th in UK for international**
  7. £6,780 total fees, option to pay £565 per module
*Most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF)
**WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019

An online Masters that equips individuals from a range of backgrounds with the capabilities of successful data scientists

The 100% online MSc Computer Science with Data Science from The University of Sunderland has been designed to equip individuals who aren’t from a computer science or data analytics background with the knowledge skills to launch an exciting new career in data science or data analytics.

It is also ideal for professionals who want to develop data science skills to apply to their current role as a means of progressing their career and is open to professionals who work in computer science roles and want to gain an academic qualification to enhance their credentials and career prospects. Studying the course, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to succeed in one of the numerous and high demand data scientist roles in today’s employment market.

Study with a University and computer science department recognised for teaching and research excellence

A key reason for choosing to study an online Masters with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sunderland is the nationally recognised excellence in teaching and research in computer science. Research by the Department of Computer Science was rated as ‘internationally excellent’ in the latest Teaching Excellence framework. At an overall level, the teaching at the University of Sunderland was rated 5-star by QS in 2019, the highest rating that can be achieved by a university.

What you will study

Studying the online MSc Computer Science with Data Science, you will learn to effectively specify, design and implement data science and data analytics systems in the real world. Fundamental computer science topics will be covered which will equip you with practical skills in subjects such as networking, databases, software engineering and cyber security.

You will also learn programming languages including Python, R, CISCO and Oracle.

Key knowledge and skills taught on this course:

  • Data science principles
  • Data visualisation tools and techniques
  • Machine learning and data mining
  • Computer science principles and practice
  • Computer architectures
  • Secure database system development
  • Cybersecurity
  • Networking
  • Software engineering

A Masters that can be completed around your work and family life, from anywhere

Because of the flexible design of the Masters degree, it can be studied from anywhere in the world and at any time, with the learning material accessed on demand, at times that are convenient for you.

Importantly, this allows you to continue working and earn whilst you learn, avoiding making potentially costly sacrifices such as taking a study break.

You will join a community of online students in an interactive online learning environment that features discussion boards, forums and group learning activities. You will interact with professionals based all over the world, representing an excellent opportunity to grow your global professional network.

The high level of quality academic support that you will receive is exemplified by the allocation of a dedicated Student Success Coordinator, who will proactively offer you targeted support throughout your studies, from enrolment through to graduation.

A University with global ambitions and a burgeoning global presence

There are nearly 6,000 international students at the University of Sunderland, with 1,500 students studying across the globe by distance learning. This reflects the global outlook, culture and capabilities of the University. We have campuses in Hong Kong, Sunderland and London, as well as many global partnerships including in the Caribbean, Greece, Kenya, Malaysia, Lanka, Oman, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tashkent and Vietnam, and our approach is focused on encouraging diverse learner cohorts where students can interact with and learn from fellow students and professionals from different backgrounds. This provides students with a breadth of insights that engenders a richer and more meaningful learning experience.

In recognition of our global credentials, we are proud to have been voted 9th in the UK for international (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019) by our students.

Admission requirements

Applicants must be of age 19 and above and should have or be about to complete:
  • At least a UK 2.2 undergraduate degree
or
  • A UK Masters degree (or international equivalent)
or
  • A third-class Honours degree or an ​Ordinary degree (without Honours) or UK equivalent professional qualification with a minimum of 2 years’ appropriate work experience
or
  • Applicants who do not hold a recognised degree will be asked to provide evidence which demonstrates a minimum of 3 years’ relevant organisational experience

    The work experience must be at a graduate level, in either a managerial or professional capacity which may include voluntary work, placements, internships, project management etc

Fees

Total course fees
£6,780
Per 15-credit module fee
£565

If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government-backed postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course.

In addition, if you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Sunderland, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction.

You pay tuition fees for each module taken, either module-by-module or in full at the start of your course.

If you pay module-by-module, you will pay in instalments of £565.

Modules