About

The University of Reading has been at the forefront of UK higher education for nearly a century. Over the decades we have become innovators and pioneers, pushing academic boundaries and leading social change.

The University of Reading is a Top 30 UK University (ranked 27th out of 90 UK universities featured in the QS World University Rankings, 2022) based in the South East of England, 25 minutes from central London by train. 


At the University of Reading, our master's programmes cover a broad range of disciplines. Through the quality of our teaching and research, as well as our excellent student support services, we're preparing our graduates to succeed in the world – and to seize the life-changing opportunities that lie ahead.

Program highlights

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First class education
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Innovating teaching
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Wide range programmes
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Why study this MSc Data Science and Advanced Computing?

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of big data analysis and data-driven knowledge discovery, cloud computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
  • Designed for graduates of computer science and related subjects as well as IT professionals and data analysts who aspire to become data scientists.
  • Connect with industry: Companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Intel all have their headquarters within a few miles of our main campus, and a variety of local tech employers visit job fairs.
  • Access dedicated facilities: a rich software catalogue, plus modern PC rooms with 120 workstations, special-purpose hardware for embedded applications for virtual reality headsets, professional graphic cards and a High-Performance Computing cluster for large-scale data processing.
  • Accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) – the Chartered Institute for IT.
  • Ranked 3rd in the UK for Overall Satisfaction in postgraduate Computer Science 
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Funding Your Master's Courses

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees vary depending on your programme and whether you are a UK or International student. 


Fees are payable in two instalments: 50% on enrolment and 50% at the start of the second term of your studies. However, if you are receiving the Master’s Loan, you can also pay your fees in three instalments during the year to match when you receive instalments of the loan.

Master's scholarships 2022 / 3

The University of Reading offers a numbers of scholarship awards to high-achieving students. Awards are either funded by the University or by external organisations, sponsors, and generous donors. To be the first to hear about the awards on offer for 2022/3 entry, register your interest to receive further information.

Flexible payment available

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