Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (Level 7 apprenticeship) MSc

Key information

2 years plus End Point Assessment (EPA)
Start date:
September 2024

On this apprenticeship, you’ll develop advanced skills and knowledge to develop your career as a data scientist in industrial science, technology, engineering, banking and computing.

There’s a focus on practical problem-solving and real-life applications. You will:

  • work with large, real-life data sets
  • develop your coding skills using Python
  • design, manage and program databases
  • explore advances techniques in machine learning
  • gain mathematics knowledge, such as statistics and probability.

Teaching methods will include online study through our study portal, as well as learning on campus at Sussex. As an apprentice, you’ll be registered as a University of Sussex student and have access to our:

This course is mapped to the IfATE-standard Artificial Intelligence (AI) Data Specialist degree apprenticeship. As an apprentice, you’ll spend 20% of your paid working hours in protected learning time, ensuring minimal disruption.

This course is currently subject to validation, in line with our procedures for assuring the quality of our degrees. This means that some course detail and content may change as we develop this new course. The validation process will be finished before your course starts. Check back in April 2024 for details on modules.

How to apply


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We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision. We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to government, professional body or regulatory requirements, or unanticipated staff changes, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

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