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Online degree MSc Data Science

MSc Data Science online degree

Full or part-time distance learning degree

Advance your knowledge of data science and unlock new career progression opportunities with our MSc Data Science online. This postgraduate degree course delves into the advanced concepts and theoretical frameworks needed to establish a rewarding career in data science-related fields, with the potential to make a real impact on the global digital economy.  

Delivered using innovative e-learning technology, this flexible master’s programme can be studied at a pace that suits you, allowing you to fit coursework around your existing life and work commitments.

Online programme schedule

Your online degree at a glance


  • Online, distance learning

Start dates and duration:

  • Apply now for any date.

Tuition fees and funding:

  • Total course cost is £9,750 split equally across the duration of your course (full and part-time).

  • For UK students: you might be eligible for an LIBF Scholarship of £1,200 reduction in study fees and you can apply for a non-means-tested government master's loan.

Entry requirements:

  • 2:2 honours degree and above or equivalent – from a recognised institution.

  • English language: IELTS Level 6.5 or above with no element below 6.0 (or equivalent).

Get your online degree digital prospectus

You’ll find everything you need to know about studying an online degree with us in our digital prospectus. To receive your personalised prospectus, please fill out the form below with a valid email address.

Once you've submitted the form, keep an eye on your inbox for your prospectus to arrive via email.

Fees for MSc Data Science online degree

Complete your degree at your own pace and fit your studies around your professional and personal life.  

For UK students, the total fees will be the same – whether you choose to study full or part time – and there are no fees for the application process

Student loans

You may be eligible for a government master's loan.

LIBF Scholarship

As an LIBF student, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for an LIBF Scholarship. The LIBF Scholarship is an award of £1,200 towards your tuition fees, spread over the duration of your course and reducing your total fees. You are eligible to apply if your household income is less than £3,500 per month.

Fee reductions

You can get up to 5%* off your total fees if you pay in advance (*reduction depends on study duration). To explore all funding options for your MSc Data Science degree, check out our UK fees and funding page or international fees and funding page.

The prices shown below do not include any scholarships.

Online degree
Full time
Duration 12 months
Complete your degree in the shortest possible time and study flexibly – when and where suits you!


 in total

You'll study 9 modules in total (approx. 37 hrs/week).
Online degree
Part time option one
Duration 18 months
Study for a degree whilst fitting it around your work, care and other life commitments.


 a year

You’ll study 6 modules per year (approx. 25 hrs/week).
Online degree
Part time option two
Duration 24 months
Take time to study and spread the tuition fees over a longer period – at no extra cost.


 a year

You’ll study 4–5 modules per year (approx. 19 hrs/week).

Shape your future with LIBF online courses

Flexible learning: your life, your pace

Choose when and where to study, full-time or part-time, with your progress fully supported by our tutors. Learning never has to feel rushed or delayed – it's your journey on your schedule.

Over 140 years of expertise

Upgrade your expertise with the skills of the future. Benefit from our long heritage of education in business, management, and technology combined with the latest digital advancements.

Innovative personalised learning

Learn on your own terms. Gain the skills you need to reach your full potential with support from personal tutors and study coaches, backed up by an always-on AI study assistant: Syntea.

Rewarding your ambition

Distance learning is an affordable, tailored option that fits your lifestyle, with fee reductions available. Fees for online degrees can also be spread over the length of your chosen course.

Entry requirements for Master's in Data Science online

Every application is different. If you’re not sure whether you meet the entry requirements, or you have any questions, contact us for advice. 

Typical offer

English language requirements

Free iPad to support your studies

If you’re based in the UK, we’ll provide you with a complimentary iPad for your studies. It will contain everything you need to get started and you can use it throughout your course. When you graduate, it will be our gift to you.

We’re sorry we can’t make this gift available to international students studying online right now.

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Curious about what makes LIBF stand out? Our engaging webinars are your gateway to a world of possibilities. Each session is a journey through the unique features of online learning with us, designed to fuel your ambition.

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MSc Data Science online course details

When you study our Master's in data science online, you'll build advanced expertise in this exciting and dynamic field, gaining the skills needed to collate and analyse complex strings of information and develop advanced data-driven strategies that are becoming ever more essential in the modern business environment.

This flexible online programme prepares you for a career in data science which can lead to a diverse range of opportunities worldwide.

Contact us about our online degrees

If you have any queries about how to apply for our online degrees, or anything else, please contact our Study Advisors.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm UK time.

Career opportunities: MSc Data Science online degree

Unlock your potential with our cutting-edge data science postgraduate degree, designed to provide you with key knowledge. Acquire essential skills such as programming, statistical analysis, deep learning, and get to grips with advanced concepts required to build a successful career in data science.

By developing your analytical skills and leadership capabilities, you’ll open up a world of career opportunities and a variety of roles related to data science.

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Data scientist

Your MSc Data Science online UK programme will allow you to leverage your analytical and technical skills to uncover hidden insights from complex data sets, enhancing your career prospects. You will be responsible for designing and implementing data-driven solutions that address critical business challenges. By leveraging advanced statistical techniques, you will be able to identify patterns, trends, and relationships that inform decision-making.

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Business intelligence analyst


In this role you can use your analytical and technical prowess, along with research methods, to drive data-driven decision-making within your organisation. Your role will involve harnessing the power of data visualisation and reporting tools to identify trends, insights, and opportunities that can improve business performance. By working closely with cross-functional teams, you will help to develop customer-centric solutions and shape strategic initiatives.

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Machine learning engineer

Machine learning engineers are responsible for developing, training, and optimising machine learning models to solve specific business problems or enhance product offerings. Your expertise in cutting-edge algorithms, techniques and concepts will enable you to select the most appropriate tools for each project, ensuring that your models provide accurate and actionable insights.

Advance your career with an MSc Data Science online degree

An online Master's in Data Science offers graduates exciting career opportunities, often working in multidisciplinary teams with professionals from diverse backgrounds, such as our BSc Data Science online degree or our online MSc Artificial Intelligence course.

Studying with LIBF has been amazing. The website and course modules are easy to navigate, and I feel fully supported. The flexibility makes it easy for me to combine studies and work.
Headshot of Muhammed Saif Ul-Hassan, LIBF online degree student.

Muhammed Saif U

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Why study a Master's in Data Science online?