MSc Data Science and Environmental Intelligence – funding options available

  • South West, All EnglandSouth West, All England


This programme combines data science with cutting-edge skills in environmental and marine technology to provide an innovative curriculum and an outstanding foundation for your future career in the digitally-enabled environmental and marine sectors.

By combining core skills in computing and data analysis with knowledge of a range of innovative environmental sensors and the ability to analyse big data you will develop the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge to take a leading role in environmental analytics and in providing practical solutions to 21st century global challenges.

Key Features

  • Hands-on, experiential learning.
  • Industry-focused content that prepares students for working with emerging cutting edge technologies.
  • Teaching led by academics actively driving change.
  • A sustainability-based education that empowers students to make a difference.
  • A specific focus on environmental intelligence – sensing, monitoring and management through the use of automation, AI and big data.
  • After completing the taught programme and dissertation, you will have the opportunity to consolidate your learning by undertaking an optional 6–12-month industry placement in the terrestrial or marine environmental sectors.

Specialist facilities

On this programme you will benefit from easy access to cutting-edge specialist labs and next-generation software and hardware on a single campus.

Facilities will include access to the NVIDIA seed-funded GPU Research Centre, the University’s High-Performance Computing Centre, the state-of-the-art Marine Station, the newly opened National Centre for Coastal Autonomy, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and access to world leading chemistry analytical facilities, which include a new Sensors Laboratory. Students will also benefit from the outdoor laboratory of the south-west peninsula, including urban, terrestrial and marine environments, all with easy access.

Find out more including how to apply

Open days

If you would like to attend any of our Postgraduate Open Evenings, meet staff and explore campus, please visit the webpage. Further, there are opportunities to meet our team of friendly, expert academic programme leaders, within the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SoGEES), are delighted to offer you the chance to find out more information about the wide range of exciting postgraduate opportunities within the school, to find out more about these events, please see the following webpage.

Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International students.

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