MSc Applied Data Science (Conversion)

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

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

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 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 it’s a postgraduate conversion course, 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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Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • 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 a number of 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 course.

Graduation 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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