University of Exeter offering part time MSc in Data Science

Data Science enables organisations to uncover deep insights and gain a competitive edge by making sense of massive data sets.

This professional programme has been developed in partnership with world-leading, global data companies and is uniquely taught at their offices in the UK and overseas.

Designed specifically for professionals already working with data, the programme allows companies and individuals to acquire the skills necessary to meet sophisticated demands of deep insight generation, across any dataset.

Featuring intensive week-long residentials, this programme is ideal for working professionals, enabling graduate-level career development, without the risk of leaving your job.

The programme is flexible and can be delivered over 2 or 3 years, with assessment tailored to relevant projects in your company.

Learning and Teaching

The programme is taught by blended learning; online learning resources combined with teaching residentials, company visits and practical assignments. You are provided with comprehensive course materials and supported by university staff through a range of online activities. Face-to-face tutorials and feedbacks sessions take place during residential courses, which take place termly.

All modules are assessed by diverse assignments aligned with industry needs and expectations such as management style reports, project group activities and including group and individual presentations. Some assessments will be undertaken at residentials including more formal assessment types. As a student you will have access to learning support staff who are available to help, assist and guide you through the programme.


The course has been designed to meet the needs of  companies and individuals wishing to take advantage of the explosion in big data. The teaching approach, technical content and assessments reflect the role of the data professional across many industries. All course content is taught in context, allowing students to enhance their professional experience while studying. 

Our innovative approach to postgraduate learning engages academics and students with national and global companies leading in the use of data.