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Congratulations and Welcome to Masters of Data Science

Congratulations on joining the Durham University Master of Data Science programmes. We would like to offer you a warm welcome to Durham University and our four Faculties, we are delighted that you have chosen to undertake your studies with us. We hope you enjoy learning new concepts and applying them to real world applications, exploring new ideas and expanding your knowledge base. Aligned with Durham University's values, we welcome you to join an inspiring, challenging, innovative, responsible and enabling community of data scientists.

Professor in Statistics
Director of Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Taught Degrees
Dept. Mathematical Sciences/Faculty of Science
Durham University

University student
I really enjoyed having the opportunity to learn to code, and apply those skills not just to statistics but also my previous interests (Classics). The whole course certainly expanded my intellectual horizons.

Fergus Walsh
Masters in Data Science



Department Information

Enrol online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme.
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Registering for your programme and specific modules

Registration information for your MDS modules.
Science Site and Bill Bryson Library



Your first week in Durham – University Induction Week Events Timetable

The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle into student life.

To help you keep track of where you need to be, and what you need to do during your first busy days at university, in your College and your Department, we have created a day-by-day University Induction Planner. This should help you to plan your schedule, so you don't miss anything - from being issued with your Campus Card or meeting the staff in your Department, to trying out for a sports team or joining a student society.
Your Personal Induction Planner
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Student updates

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What to bring to University

Read our top recommendations to add to your packing list ready for your arrival at Durham.

Welcome to Durham – and stop worrying!

Moving to University can be a daunting prospect but there’s no need to worry, you’ll feel right at home here.
Durham Cathedral and Framwellgate Bridge over the River Wear

Get in touch

If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact us. Questions specifically about the programme please email

Master of Data Sciences

Chemistry Building (top floor)

Stockton Road,