The MSc in Data Science aims to provide a high quality and professionally relevant postgraduate programme, developing in students a critical appreciation of data science and the use of software to analyse and synthesise data.
Graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop high quality systems and to manage all aspects of data science, thus enabling a student to enhance their existing skills in anticipation of meeting the increasing commercial demand in this area.
The encouragement of students to function as autonomous learners should result in graduates who will have developed the foundations for future and continuing professional development.
The following modules will be studied on the programme and are all compulsory to gain the MSc in Data Science:
Technology Project Management (20 credits);
Information Security and Document Management (20 credits);
Research Methods for Technology Dissertations (20 credits); Technology Dissertation (40 credits); Business Analysis (20 credits); Social Computing (20 credits); Geospatial Analysis (20 credits); Programming for Data Analysis (20 credits);
There are three exit points from the degree:
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PgCert) after successful completion of three modules.
Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PgDip) awarded completion of 120 credits
The MSc is awarded on successful completion of all taught elements as well as submission of a 12,000 word dissertation project.
Assessments take the form of examinations (seen/unseen, open book, essays/short answers), essays, practical assessments, presentations, role-plays, individual and group reports, and a dissertation or a developmental project.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Fee locale||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 9,000 (Whole course)||Home/EU||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2017||GBP 9,000 (Whole course)||Home/EU||2 Years|
|Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 9,000 (Whole course)||Home/EU||1 Years|
|Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 9,000 (Whole course)||Home/EU||1 Years|
|Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip||Part-time||September 2017||GBP 9,000 (Whole course)||Home/EU||2 Years|
|Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert||Part-time||September 2017||GBP 9,000 (Whole course)||Home/EU||2 Years|
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