Applications for 2022 entry are now closed.

Previously, up to 27 £10,000 bursaries were made available to students studying MSc Data Science. Funded by the Office for Students (OfS), the scholarships are designed to support those from under-represented groups develop skills in data science and artificial intelligence.

The bursary can be set against tuition fees, living costs or a combination of the two, and will be paid in three instalments during the academic year. For students studying part-time the bursary will be pro-rated.

Details of any bursaries available for 2023-24 entry will be added when they become available.


Previously, the eligibility criteria was:

You must have already applied for the full-time or part-time MSc Data Science programme and have a postgraduate application number.

You are considered eligible for a bursary if one or more of the following criteria apply:

  1. female students
  2. black students
  3. registered disabled students
  4. UK national
  5. students from POLAR4 Q1 and Q2 [1]
  6. care experienced student (UK students only) [2]
  7. estranged student (UK students only) [3]
  8. Gypsy, Roma, Traveller students (resident in the UK)
  9. refugees (resident in the UK)
  10. children from UK military families, veterans and partners of UK military personnel

You will also need to be self-funding your degree and not in receipt of any other scholarship or sponsorship, including those from Loughborough University. A UK government master's loan is however, acceptable.

Please note: all applications will be assessed and priority will be given to those in groups a, b and c. Preference will also be given to UK students but not exclusively so.