The Master of Data Science degree explores more ways to organise, identify, analyse and ultimately use data to inform strategies, redefine ambiguous questions and find answers that make a genuine impact. Students will develop advanced technical and mathematical skills to unpick complexities and make sense of the numbers.

Depending on where you wish to direct your Data Scientist career, you can specialise in areas such as machine learning, database systems or statistics. Study for this degree is fully online and features nine core courses and three elective courses which can be completed in two years. UNSWs online learning environment has been designed to seamlessly fit into your busy schedule and youll be able to access course resources on any device, at any time.

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Why choose this degree?

Increase your knowledge of data science and develop key skills within the discipline.

Who should choose this degree?

Professionals aiming to develop their data science skills.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Data scientist
  • Data analyst
  • Data engineer
  • Business intelligence developer
  • Applications architect

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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