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Data Science Campus MDataGov Sponsorship – Applications close 8 June 2018

Following the successful Data Science Campus MSc sponsorship that we offered in 2016 and 2017, we are pleased to sponsor another cohort of civil servants to start the full MSc in Data Analytics for Government in the 2018/2019 academic year.

The Data Science Campus sponsorship is subject to the MDataGov application being accepted by one of the partner universities. Successful candidates are required to take at least half of their optional module credits in Data Science related topics. More information in the application form below.

Campus-sponsored students of the MDataGov programme are expected to act as data science ambassadors and evangelists, not only in their home departments but across government as a whole. You will work with fellow students across the programme to promote the use of data science in government for the benefit of public good.

How to apply for the sponsorship

To apply for the Data Science Campus sponsorship, please complete the application form and send it to by 8 June 2018. We will inform successful candidates in the week starting 11 June 2018.

About the MDataGov programme

 The MDataGov programme structure includes four compulsory modules (Data Science Foundations, Statistics in Government, Survey Fundamentals and Statistical Programming), and eight optional modules to be chosen from a range of courses in Statistics and Data Science.

University College London (full MSc only)

Deadline for applications is 27 July 2018. Projected fees: £14,520. Find out more about the course. Please note that the Campus will sponsor up to a maximum of £10,000 towards this. Your own department may be able to cover the rest. Please speak to your line manager about this when making your submission.

University of Southampton

Projected fees: £9,000. Read the provisional 2018/19 timetable  and please contact for more information. Please note that University of Southampton is currently unable to offer data science related optional modules and is more focused on advanced statistical methodologies. Therefore, applications for this university will not be considered for the Campus sponsorship.

Oxford Brookes University

Find out about the course. Projected fees: £7,380. The provisional list of modules for 2018/19 is below.

  • Semester 1: Data Science Foundations, Statistical Programming, Regression Modelling, Time Series Analysis, Introduction to Machine Learning, Data Visualisation.
  • Semester 2: Statistics in Government, Survey Fundamentals, Advanced Statistical Modelling, Intro to Survey Research, Advanced Machine Learning, Introduction to Distributed Systems.