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MSc Applied Data Science (Conversion)

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Introduction to Data Science Conversion course

Master advanced data science tools and techniques and learn to apply them across a range of industries, with our Applied Data Science conversion UK degree in Cambridge.

Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.

Why Applied Data Science at ARU?

  • Study in the Silicon Fen, known for its tech innovation, and take advantage of ample career opportunities in data science within a vibrant and diverse industry hub.
  • Gain skills in vital areas like data mining, machine learning, and statistical modelling, ensuring a well-rounded grasp of data science.
  • Engage with real-world cases and industry projects when you study for a Masters degree in Data Science that equips you with practical skills aligned with current industry needs.
  • Transition into data science whatever your experience – no computing or data-related degree required.
  • Experience hands-on learning, including projects and in-depth exploration, fostering practical application of data science principles.

Data science promises to enhance technology, business models, and decision-making across a range of sectors – from manufacturing to social care; and cyber security to banking.

There’s a strong demand for data scientists. Our Applied Data Science Masters degree will give you the knowledge and analytical skills you need to join this rapidly growing sector.

As the MSc Data Science conversion course enables you to convert your undergrad degree, you don’t need a degree in computing or data science to apply.

Study at ARU in the centre of Cambridge, and benefit from a week-long placement as part of your course.

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  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


Data scientist roles have grown over 650% since 2012, with machine learning engineers, data scientists, and big data engineers ranking among the top emerging jobs*. But there's a recognised skills gap both in the UK and internationally.

Employers highlight the importance of data science and its potential to revolutionise several industries while creating significant employment opportunities for data analysts, machine learning specialists and data specialists.

Our Employability Service is here to help give you the best chance of landing the job you want, with advice on CV writing, interview techniques and job hunting – and of course, you'll benefit from a week-long placement as part of your Data Science Conversion course.

Graduating from your Data Science Conversion course UK based doesn't have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to continue your academic career and join a research programme at ARU. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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