Master of Data Science

The University of Melbourne

The Master of Data Science is a professional entry program that combines the disciplines of statistics and computer science in a single coordinated program. It aims to prepare students for a career in data analytics, equipping them with the technological abilities and analytical skills needed to manage and gain insights from large and complex collections of data.

Course Fee:

Australian: $65,928
International: $83,968

Entry Requirements:

Any undergraduate degree with a major in Computer Science, Data Science or Statistics with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent; a 12.5 point subject from computer science or related disciplines whose content is focused on computer programming (taken at any tertiary year level); 25 points of first-year tertiary Mathematics and Statistics subjects including MAST10006 Calculus 2 or equivalent.


200 points total, including 125 points of compulsory subjects: four core subjects in statistics (50 points), four core subjects in computer science (50 points) and a 25 point capstone project; and 25 points of electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Mathematical statistics; Statistical modelling; Computational statistics and data mining; Multivariate statistical techniques; Cluster and cloud computing; Web search and text analysis; Statistical machine learning; Advanced database systems

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info No Part time 4 years
Parkville No info No Full time 2 years
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Why study with us 

With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

The value of a Melbourne education is backed up by the fact we’re ranked sixth in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.


Facilities and services 

The Parkville campus, with new, state-of-the-art facilities springing up beside our heritage buildings, connects Australia’s leading health and biomedical precinct with our faculties and schools, while the Southbank campus – home to studies in fine arts, performance and music – is on the doorstep of the best museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls in Australia. 

Our regional campuses provide immersive experiences in specialty areas like veterinary medicine, agriculture, and forestry.

Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.


Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.


Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019


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