Who can apply?

We expect to recruit students who are interested in a career at the interface of computing, statistics and their application.

For the MSc in Data Science you should hold, or expect to obtain, a BSc in Mathematics and, or, Statistics or a BSc in Computing. For the MSc in Data Science for the Environment you should hold, or expect to obtain, a BSc in Ecology or Environmental Sciences. Admission to the Masters programme requires a minimum of a 2:1.

For Data Science for the Environment, A-level mathematics is the expected standard.

For applicants whose first language is not English a recognised English qualification is required:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each skill)

Overseas students will require a visa to be able to study with us in the UK.

Applying for the Masters

If you would like to apply for one of our Data Science Masters degrees, you need to use Lancaster University's My Applications website.

Supporting documentation includes:

  • Your degree transcripts and certificates, including certified English translations if applicable
  • Two references
  • If English is not your first language, you should also enclose copies of any English language test results

You also need to complete a personal statement to help us understand why you wish to study your chosen degree. MSc Data Science applications should include a statement regarding your intended specialism: Computing or Statistical Inference.

If you are a current Lancaster University student, you will not need to provide your Lancaster degree transcript and only need to provide one reference.