Data Science and Analytics

  • 6th in the UK for Computer Science in 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
  • Exeter's Q-Step Centre for Applied Social Data Analysis integrates the use of cutting-edge quantitative methods with the study of substantive real world issues in the social sciences

Data Science at the University of Exeter, offers a broad range of programmes that equip students with both the technical skills to understand, manage and store large data sets together with the flexibility to apply powerful analytics to data across any area of industry, business or field of research.

We undertake fundamental research in data science and AI and facilitate interactions between data science researchers and problem owners to develop innovative approaches to the use of data in modern society, considering the social implications of data science and AI as well as the technical aspects.

MSc Applied Data Science and Statistics

No prior experience of programming is necessary to join this unique course that will teach you the modelling, analytics, visualisation and communications skills central to the role of a Data Scientist. This course is delivered with a strong hands-on element focussing on providing students with practical experience that will give them an advantage in the graduate job market.

MSc Applied Social Data Science

Learn how collecting, sharing and analysing massive amounts of administrative and economic, social and political information can bring economic and social benefits. Gain technical understanding of a range of social data science techniques, practical software and programming skills. Apply your skills through practical experience via work placements and industry-based research consultancy projects. Prior experience of date science or programming is not necessary.

MSc Business Analytics

Learn how to utilise and leverage data to solve business problems. Enhance your employability skills throughout the programme, finishing with a Business Project module using real data to address a real organisational problem. Undertake modules in Marketing Analytics, Strategic & HR Analytics, Operations Analytics, and Environmental Analytics giving you specialist skills for a variety of careers. Take part in the optional QTEM programme including an internship and semester abroad.

Cyber Security Analytics MSc

Combine Data Analytics and Cyber Security as you study challenges in digital security from two complementary viewpoints. Designed for graduates who have not studied Cyber Security-related subjects at undergraduate level; this degree will enable you to propel yourself in to a career in Cyber Security, Data Analytics or at the intersection of the two. Opportunity to study topics including cyber security law and the future of virtual currency, offered by the University of Exeter’s Business and Law Schools.

MSc Data Science 
Data Science with Artificial Intelligence MSc
MSc Data Science with Business

A full-time Masters course for those interested in learning the underpinning theory of Data Science with specialist pathways in Artificial Intelligence or Business. These courses cover the fundamental mathematical and computational techniques which underpin Data Science, building on your existing scientific and/or mathematical knowledge. You will take your existing coding skills to an advanced level as you learn to handle complex data sets using new and traditional methods of analysis, visualisation and communication. All these programmes have been developed by staff working with Exeter’s Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. MSc Data Science with Business is taught in partnership with the University of Exeter’s triple-accredited Business School.

MSc Data Science (Professional) Apprenticeship

An innovative taught apprenticeship course design for professionals wishing to study alongside work.
Delivered in both Exeter and London. Cover 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.

MSc Advanced Computer Science
MSc Advanced Computer Science with Business

For graduates and professionals. It focuses on the latest techniques and technologies, teaching you how to apply these to complex contemporary problems across the breadth of society. Engage with the latest developments from a range of Computer Science topics with leading academics in the field. Develop a wide range of important skills such as team-working, coding, independent research and problem solving. The with Business programme is taught in partnership between the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and the University of Exeter’s Business School.

Statistics MSc

Learn the skills needed to collect, analyse, model and extract meaningful information from data in a way that is relevant to a broad range of careers. Build on your existing mathematical and quantitative skills as you encounter a wide variety of statistical techniques and applications. Learn how to perform complex statistical analyses and communicate your findings to a variety of audiences.