MSc in Data Science

PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

Fees : $9,970 *
(* Special Launch Bursary)

Duration : 20 Months

University : The Times Higher Education places us in the top 5% of world universities.
We are number 1 in the UK for nurturing student talent, according to the 2017 Guardian University Guide.

Mode of study : Online

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Application Deadline

4 Aug 2017

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About the Programme


  • Data science is defined as a systematic enterprise that builds and organises knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions. (Dhar, V., Communications of the ACM, Vol 56 No. 12, pg 64-73, http://cacm.acm.org/ magazines/2013/12/ 169933-data-science- and-prediction/abstract

  • This masters in data science will provide data scientists with the skills needed to be productive in a world of data and ‘big data’.

Benefits


  • The online MSc Data Science is suitable if you are currently employed in a data-related role in your company, it could be a technical, software or business context position for which you would like to enhance your skills.

  • Aimed at existing professionals this data science online course provides a framework to focus on the particular requirements of your organisation and your individual professional developmental requirements.

Entry Requirements


  • The entry requirements for this course is normally a Bachelor’s degree at 2:2 or above in an appropriate field, for example, software development, business or computing analytics. The University may also consider qualifications that demonstrate acquired knowledge at SCQF level 10.

  • Applicants would normally be in a job role related to data science and would have some experience in associated technologies such as databases, software development and related fields.

  • If English is not your first language, you will need to undertake an approved English language test. You can discuss the available options with your personal academic consultant.

Career Path


  • Being employed as a ‘data scientist’ already the potential for growth is in-house and within your company, where you could possible head a data science department.


Progression


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