MSc Data Science & Analytics and MSc Artificial Intelligence Scholarship – Brunel University.
1. Award details
The Department of Computer Science are proud to offer a scholarship funded by the Office for Students (OfS) for applicants registering on the MSc Data Science & Analytics, MSc Artificial Intelligence and the PG Cert Data Science (the first stage of the Staged Masters) programmes in 2021/22. The scholarship aims to provide funding for applicants who are classified by under-represented (UR) criteria.
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you need to:
- Have submitted an application to study on either the MSc Data Science & Analytics, the MSc Artificial Intelligence programme or the PGCert Data Science Staged Masters starting in 2021/22
- Be able to demonstrate that you are categorised under at least two of the 9 under-represented groups, as identified by the OfS. These categories have been identified as under-represented by the OfS in relation to careers in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. These categories are subject-specific UR criteria and do not represent Brunel as a whole.
- Have achieved at least a 2.1 or equivalent in your undergraduate studies or be able to demonstrate significant industrial or equivalent experience relevant to the subject area.
- The full-time scholarship is a £10,000 cash award, for one academic year split equally between three instalments.
- The part-time scholarship is a £5,000 cash award, per year split equally between three instalments per year, with a total of 6 payments, three per year for a maximum of two academic years, subject to meeting progression criteria outlined in Section 4.
- Applicants on the Staged Masters will be awarded £3,333 for each year of the Staged masters. Staged Masters applicants must complete the three stages of the Masters programme consecutively, with no breaks to be eligible; for all three payments. The payment will be split equally between three instalments per year, with a total of 9 payments, three per year for a maximum of three academic years, subject to meeting progression criteria outlined in Section 4.
How many: 15 scholarships are available.
Application process: Applicants must submit a scholarship application no later than 30th June 2021.
The application will comprise of a series of questions that aim to determine whether applicants meet the under-represented criteria, plus an essay of no more than 500 words explaining how studying Data Science or Artificial Intelligence at Brunel University London (BUL) will benefit the applicant and help them in their career aspirations.
Provisional awards will be made by the Allocation Panel in mid-August. Applicants will be required to provide evidence of some UR characteristics; further details will be made provided the provisional award email. Formal awards will be made in October, following publication of examination results and Registration onto the course.
The Scholarship Allocation Panel will assess each application for suitability against these scholarship terms and conditions.
Deadlines: The deadline for scholarship applications is midnight on 30th June 2021.
Late applications will not be considered.
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