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MSc Data Science (Professional) Degree Apprenticeship - 2022 entry

Please note: The below is for 2022 entries. Click here for 2021 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration Part time 2 years (blended learning)
Entry year 2021

For more information about this programme and applying, please contact:

Typical offer

A good honours degree in a numerate subject.

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Data Science and Analytics


  • Taught in both Exeter and London and designed for professionals wishing to study alongside work
  • Gain skills in data science and get a formal qualification, while remaining in full time employment
  • Discover the fundamental mathematical and computational techniques which underpin data science, machine learning and statistical modelling as well as the wider social context and specific applications of data science
  • Benefit from an excellent technical education delivered by the South West Institute of Technology.

6th in the UK for Computer Science

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

Partner to the Alan Turing Institute and home to the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Excellent facilities spanning a wide range of machine types and software ecosystems

Courses designed to launch and develop careers for those working in or entering data and technology-driven roles

Entry requirements

To enrol, candidates must be employed in a suitable, technical role for the duration of the course. Applicants must also have English and Maths at a minimum of Level 2 (equivalent of a pass at GCSE).

A good honours degree in a numerate subject from a recognised university. Students are expected to enter this programme with some programming ability.

The Python programming language is used extensively during this course and applicants with experience in other languages will be asked to learn basic Python before commencing the course.

Other qualifications of a similar level can be considered. We would encourage applicants with non-standard qualifications to contact us to discuss their eligibility.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

  • Pearson

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Course content

Please note that this programme is currently being reviewed and updated.

Our MSc Data Science (Professional)  is delivered to two parallel cohorts based in Exeter and London.

Apprentices are full-time employees of their organisation, gaining a University of Exeter degree alongside work. The expected commitment is (approximately):

  • 4 x 3-day blocks of face to face teaching per term (approximately one per month)
  • Coursework and self-study

For both year one and year two, the third term is spent on individual research projects.

Register your interest

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MSc Data Science (Professional) is run in partnership with employers in a range of sectors. Occasionally employers will advertise roles that include enrolment on the MSc Data Science Degree Apprenticeship in the offering. For such vacancies applicants will not only be required to successfully apply for a vacancy with one of our partners, but in addition to meet all eligibility criteria and entry requirements for the programme. Vacancies may be advertised at any time. Subscribe to our mailing list and we will let you know of new opportunities as they are made available.

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Teaching and research

Internationally recognised research

We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice. All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies, becoming actively involved in a research project yourself.


Dedicated careers support

You will receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team, who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of career planning. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is home to a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen. Please visit the  Career Zone for additional information on their services.