Apply to the MSc in Data Science at LSE – funding opportunities available

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Become part of LSE! Join the Department of Statistics, home to internationally respected experts in statistics and data science.

Unlock the world of data science with the MSc Data Science programme, offering rigorous training in data science methodologies with a strong emphasis on statistical perspectives. Dive deep into the theoretical foundations and practical skills essential for data science practitioners.

You’ll benefit from:

  • Advanced theoretical grounding: elevate your understanding of data science theory to a high mathematical level, equipping you with a solid foundation.
  • Technical and practical prowess: acquire the technical and practical skills required to apply advanced data science and statistical methods to real-world inquiries.
  • Comprehensive core curriculum: engage in compulsory courses covering fundamental aspects of data, computational techniques, and statistical analysis, providing a holistic data science education.
  • Diverse course options: tailor your learning journey by selecting from a variety of options, ranging from Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning to Bayesian Machine Learning, and Distributed Computing for Big Data, to Financial Statistics and Computational Data Science.
  • Hands-on learning: experience a blend of traditional lectures and computer lab sessions, where you’ll work with data and perform hands-on exercises using programming tools.
  • Capstone project: a unique opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world data science challenges, collaborating with leading companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Capgemini, and more. Solve diverse data science problems, such as social media analysis, customer behaviour insights, and network data exploration, gaining invaluable hands-on experience and industry exposure.

Graduate Destinations

Data scientists are in high demand across various industries, including a diverse spectrum of internet-based service providers, marketing firms, banks, investment management companies, and other financial institutions.

Roles for data scientists encompass a broad array of responsibilities, including conducting exploratory data analysis, applying statistical methodologies, extracting business insights from data, collaborating with company executives, product development teams, and engineering units to tackle challenges, identify trends and prospects, and provide guidance, influence, and assistance in making product decisions and launching initiatives.

Find out more about the support you’ll receive through LSE Careers and LSE Alumni.

Scholarships and other funding

LSE recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your hometown or country. We make available million of pounds annually in financial aid for our students with both Home and Overseas fee status through a wide variety of scholarships, such as the Graduate Support Scheme, Master’s Awards and Anniversary Scholarships. Around one quarter of our graduate students receive financial support from the School.

At master’s level, the value of support given by LSE ranges in value from 10 per cent of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.

LSE is ranked fifth in the world for the study of social sciences and management (QS World QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).

Find out more and apply now.

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants

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