Master of Data Science (Applied)

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  • Duration

    2 years full-time
    (or part-time equiv.)
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For more information about this program please visit the program website.

Enable and lead evidence-based change

Data is today’s universal currency. In virtually every organisation, sector and region, it’s being gathered, analysed and applied with ever-increasing sophistication to inform better decision-making and guide innovation.

Consequently, top-level data scientists are in high demand worldwide, with opportunities only expected to grow. Our online Master of Data Science (Applied) puts them within reach.


What will you do?

Conducted 100% online over 2.7 years part-time, the degree is highly practical—all tools and techniques explored are fully aligned with industry best-practice. It’s also extremely flexible, with course content drawn from, and relevant to, all areas of the economy.

In addition to gaining a strong awareness of data science’s capacity for enabling strategic change and quality improvement, you’ll develop advanced skills and understanding in:

  • computer science and programming, including the use of Python
  • contemporary ethical issues and regulatory standards
  • key mathematical concepts and techniques for identifying data patterns
  • the role and use of state-of-the-art machine learning tools and algorithmic techniques
  • critical cyber security principles and techniques
  • cutting-edge modelling and event simulation methods.

You’ll also combine and apply your learning in a significant workplace-based research project.


Where could it take you?

You will graduate equipped to play a leading role in meaningful and rewarding work in virtually any field you’re drawn to. You could help governments target potential areas for improvement in their pandemic responses. You might enable sustainable energy providers to identify technological efficiency gains. Perhaps you’ll give not-for-profits the insight they need to invest in services where the community needs them most.


  • Ranked #50 in the world for computer science and engineering^
  • Available to be studied either full-time, part-time or accelerated mode
  • Accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

^ARWU, 2022

Entry Requirements

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Fees and Scholarships

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Potential careers

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

Biostatistician;  Business Consultant;  Business Data Analyst;  Data Analyst;  Data scientist ;  Database Coordinator

Degree Structure

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The University of Adelaide has partnered with Pearson, the world’s leading global learning company, to deliver this degree 100% online. The Partnership has been established to deliver the very best experience and learning outcomes to all our students. Students will be awarded a University of Adelaide qualification and this degree meets the University's highest quality standards.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Tuesday, 10 Oct 2023