Master of Data Science

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Computer Science not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree with a major in Data Science, Computer Science or Statistics, with an average grade of B+ or better in courses in those subjects. Candidates with a major in Data Science or a double major in Computer Science and Statistics may be exempted Part 1 (60 points).

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Master of Data Science (MDataSc, 240 points) is a taught Masters programme. Graduates will have an advanced knowledge of techniques of data science including machine learning and statistical methods, and their uses in the world of big data. They will be able to analyse critically the data requirements and sources relevant in several areas of application from the sciences, humanities, social sciences, business or government. They will also have experience of undertaking supervised research, consultancy and data analysis in the workplace. Some graduates will be able to proceed to doctoral studies in Data Science or its uses. Graduates will be prepared to take a leadership role in data-related positions in the workforce.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Computer Science at this level can earn:


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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