Security and Data Science at University of Exeter - UCAS

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Course summary

  • Gain a unique blend of in-depth knowledge and understanding of security issues with practical skills in the interdisciplinary field of data science
  • Explore areas such as how law enforcement are using machine learning for predictive policing, the use of AI by extremists, the use of AI in developing cybersecurity systems, and the use of AI in intelligence gathering and warfare
  • Learn to code in Python and how to use it for methods such as Natural Language Processing (NLP), simulation and big data analysis
  • Delivered by the highly successful Q-Step Centre that specialises in providing quantitative and computational social research training to people from all academic and professional backgrounds.
  • Your combined technical skills and security knowledge will prepare you for analyst roles in organisations such as the security services, National Crimes Agency, Europol, Interpol, and specialist policing units, as well as roles in business intelligence and analytics, data journalism, social research and specialised government department roles focused on the security, defence, and law enforcement domains.
To learn more about modules, assessment methods, facilities and our staff research expertise please visit our course page.


For a full list of compulsory and optional modules please visit our course page.

Assessment method

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How to apply

International applicants

Our International Student Support can help you with what you need to do before you arrive and when you get here as a new international student. They offer ongoing support throughout your studies whether that be setting up a bank account or arranging healthcare. Our Global Chums Buddy Scheme and our Intercultural Cafe provide opportunities to meet staff and connect with students. INTO University of Exeter provide pre-sessional English courses for international students as well as free insessional support. For more information about entry requirements, bursaries and scholarships and how to apply please visit our course page.

Entry requirements

We are looking for graduates with a 2:1 or above in their first degree. While we normally only accept applicants who meet these criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application. For full details, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please visit our course page.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

In addition to tuition fees and living costs, your programme of study may have other costs associated with it, such as laboratory equipment or field trips. For more information about fees and additional costs please visit our course page.

Sponsorship information

We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the UK Government’s Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit our course page.

Security and Data Science at University of Exeter - UCAS