Course Comparison

Course MSc Data Science and Business Analytics MSc Computer and Information Security
Award Master of Science - MSc Master of Science - MSc
Duration 1 year 1 year
Course type Full-time Full-time, Part-time route available
Placement (+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics
Entry requirements

A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline.

English language requirements

If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test.

Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this.

Prior knowledge of data analysis or statistics and/or work experience are not necessary.


A good first degree in computing or a computing-related discipline. A lower degree classification may be considered if you can demonstrate a significant level of experience in the security area, with competence in computer programming. Professional experience may also be taken into consideration.

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5.

English language requirements

No graduates of BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Security from Plymouth University will be accepted.