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University College London MSc Data Science and Public Policy Scholarships in the UK for 2022/2023

These MSc Data Science and Public Policy Scholarships aim to help students in financial need to pursue degrees at the University College London.

About the University

University College London is a research university in London, United Kingdom. The university is a member institution of the federal University of London and is the second-largest in the United Kingdom by total enrolment, and the largest by postgraduate enrolment.

The university was founded in 1826, as London University, by founders motivated by the radical ideas of Jeremy Bentham. The University College London was the first university institution to be founded in London, and the first in England to be fully secular and to admit students nevertheless of their religion.

University College London also makes examined claims to be the third-oldest university in England, and the first to admit women. In 1836, the university became one of the two founding colleges of the University of London, which was awarded a royal charter in the same year. 

The university has its main campus in the Bloomsbury area of central London, with several institutes and teaching hospitals elsewhere in central London and satellite campuses at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, and in Doha, Qatar. 

The University College London is categorized into 11 constituent faculties, within which there are around 100 departments, institutes, and research centers. 

The university manages several museums and collections in a broad range of fields, including the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and the Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, and administers the annual Orwell Prize in political writing. 

Moreover, in 2019/20, University College London had about 43,840 students and 16,400 staff (including about 7,100 academic staff and 840 professors) and had a total income of £1.54 billion, of which £468 million was from research grants and contracts.

University College London is a member of numerous academic organizations, including the Russell Group and the League of European Research Universities, and is part of UCL Partners, the world’s biggest academic health science center.

In addition, the university is regarded as part of the “golden triangle” of research-intensive universities in southeast England. University College London has publishing and retail activities which includes UCL Press, UCL Business, and UCL Consultants.

University College London has many renowned alumni, including the respective “Fathers of the Nation” of India, Kenya, and Mauritius, the founders of Ghana, modern Japan, and Nigeria, the originator of the telephone, and one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA. 

The university’s academics discovered five of the naturally occurring noble gases, discovered hormones, invented the vacuum tube, and made several foundational advancements in modern statistics. 

As of 2020, 34 Nobel Prize winners and three Fields medallists have been affiliated with University College London as alumni, faculty, or researchers.

University College London has made cross-disciplinary research a focus and orientates its research around four “Grand Challenges”, Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction, and Human Wellbeing.

In 2014/2015, the university had a total research income of £427.5 million, the third-highest of any British university (after the University of Oxford and Imperial College London).

In 2015/2016, University College London was granted a total of £85.8 million in grants by UK research councils, the second-largest amount of any British university (after the University of Oxford), having earned a 28% success rate.

Furthermore, for the period to June 2015, the university was the fifth-largest recipient of Horizon 2020 EU research funding, and the largest recipient of any university, with €49.93 million of grants received.

University College London also had the fifth-largest number of projects funded by any organization.


The MSc Data Science and Public Policy Scholarships award full tuition fees (£29,400).

Requirements for MSc Data Science and Public Policy Scholarships

To be eligible for the MSc Data Science and Public Policy Scholarships, candidates must:

  • Have accepted an offer of admission to study for either of the MSc Data Science and Public Policy degrees. 
  • Note that we will consider your educational, personal, and financial occurrences. 
  • Scholars will need to display these in their applications. Assessment of applications will be made about the eligibility standards.

How to Apply for MSc Data Science and Public Policy Scholarships

On accepting an offer of a place on your MMSc Data Science and Public Policy Scholarships degree for the 2022/2023 intake, you will be able to apply for the scholarship. 

You should fill out the scholarship application form and send it to the Teaching and Learning Manager, Emer Girling at

For further details, click here.

The Application Deadline for the Scholarship is July 1, 2022.

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