Master of Applied Data Science

Study Discipline: Applied Sciences
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

In the dynamic landscape of today’s world, where data reigns supreme, the Master of Applied Data Science stands as a beacon of opportunity. Data science isn’t just a profession; it’s a journey into the heart of innovation, where insights gleaned from past and present data pave the way for future advancements.

Our program is tailored to embrace individuals from diverse academic backgrounds, transcending the confines of traditional majors to welcome anyone with a thirst for knowledge and a keen eye for industry trends.


Embark on a transformative journey with one of Australasia’s premier data science programs. Designed to nurture talent from varied undergraduate backgrounds, our program champions a holistic approach to learning, blending academic rigour with real-world application.

Dive into the realm of data with work-integrated learning opportunities, where industry projects serve as your gateway to practical mastery. Whether you’re decoding complex datasets or honing your communication skills, our curriculum equips you with the toolkit to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of data science.

With a focus on advanced analytical capabilities, problem-solving prowess, and effective teamwork, our program empowers you to chart your own path towards success.

Admission Requirements

  • Potential students can come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds. You will need a B Grade Point Average in 300-level bachelor’s degree courses, or have evidence of achievement at postgraduate level.
  • CAE or CPE: Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • NZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • Up to three Foundation Courses
  • Four courses from advanced data science competencies
  • Remaining courses from relevant elective options
  • DATA601 Applied Data Science Project (45 points)
  • Study full-time in a minimum of 1 year, or part-time in a maximum of 3 years
  • Begin your degree off-campus from any location with online study, then complete the final semester and project on campus at UC
  • Domestic — $13,316
  • International — $52,500

Future Career Outcomes

Unlock a world of possibilities with a Master of Applied Data Science. Our alumni stand as testaments to the program’s efficacy, with success stories spanning industries and continents. From leading tech giants to groundbreaking startups, our graduates are at the forefront of innovation, leveraging their skills to drive meaningful change. In an era defined by data, the demand for skilled professionals has never been greater. Equip yourself with the tools to thrive in this digital age and seize boundless opportunities in the global marketplace.

Visa Requirements:

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