MSc in Data Science atLancaster University School of Computing & Communications


12 months (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • The MSc program will ensure students have an advanced level of skills, knowledge, and experience to achieve their career aspirations
  • Studying for an MSc in Data Science at Lancaster will provide students with the perfect environment to develop expertise in the discipline
  • Students will explore five core Data Science modules. These will ensure, they have a solid advanced grounding in the subject, to support their choice of specialism
  • Students can choose from two specialisms according to their background and interests:
    Statistical Inference
  • Students will also have the opportunity to undertake a 12-week placement either within the industry or as part of an academic research project
  • This will provide the, with a fantastic opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to real-world situations and challenges, allowing them to gain valuable professional experience and demonstrate a working grasp of the discipline
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  • University Rankings
    • #301-400

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2022

    • #146

      - QS 2023

    • #122

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2023

    • #11

      - The Complete University Guide 2023

    • #14

      - The Guardian 2023

    • #182

      - US News & World Report 2023

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 27,41,406
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
TransportationINR 30,985
Books and StationaryINR 50,795
College feesINR 1,524
TotalINR 83,304

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 Pound = INR 101.59


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 18ᵗʰ September 2023

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned



  • Applicants must have a 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Statistics, Computer Science, or similar
  • Bachelor's degree at least 3 years in length with 60% overall from a recognised University


Marks - 58/90

  • With a minimum of 50 in each component of the test


Marks - 6.5/9

  • With a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test

English Proficiency Waiver
  • ELP may be waived if applicant has secured Indian Standard XII English at 80% or above
Conditional Offer


Students may get a conditional offer. A conditional offer means applicant still needs to meet the requirements – usually exam results

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Two References are required
    • Ideally, one should be from someone who can comment on the applicant's suitability for academic study
    • For example, a tutor who has taught the applicant during his/her previous studies
    • Professional reference may be accepted, if the applicant is unable to provide an academic reference 

Step 2: Additional documents required

  • Applicants will need to upload an official copy of their degree transcript to show that they meet or expect to meet the entry requirements
    • The transcript needs to include the subjects that they have studied, their marks for these, and confirmation of their degree award
    • If the applicant has not completed his/her studies, please provide an interim transcript. If the applicant is studying outside the UK and his/her university’s grading scale is not detailed on the transcript then he/she will also need to provide this
  • Applicants need to submit the Personal statement
    • Applicants should tell us why you are applying for the course, what you hope to gain from your studies and how it fits in with your future plans. We recommend a maximum of 500 words
  • Proof of English language ability
  • Submit a copy of the passport

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Pound 40 = INR 4.06 Thousand

Student can pay their fee in two installments

  • Students starting in October:
    • In full by the first day of term 1 (October)
    • In 2 equal installments due on the first day of term 1 (October) and the first day of term 2 (January)
  • Students with non-standard start dates:

    • Within 15 days of the invoice date
    • In 2 equal installments which can be viewed from the Payment Portal facility, as soon as an invoice has been issued
Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for UK.

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