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MSc Data Science

University of Birmingham

Advances in computer science allow us to collect and store more data than ever before. However, making sense of all of this data is a challenge. Our MSc in Data Science will give you the skills to address these challenges through the use of computation.

How do we use algorithms responsibly, ethically and legally? How do we visualise the results? In the very near future, most commercial and governmental organisations will depend on their ability to meet these challenges.

This Data Science Masters/MSc has been designed to get people from a variety of academic backgrounds up to speed with the state-of-the-art in data science. You'll learn programming and data management skills so that you can collect and manipulate data, advanced techniques for analysing and revealing patterns in data, and visualisation skills so that you can turn large data sets into something decision-makers can make sense of.

You will study six, 20-credit fundamental compulsory modules and a 60-credit data science project. You will come to understand the cutting-edge contemporary challenges in data science and in a 20-credit group project you will try solving them through collaboration, and then complete a substantial individual project during which you will be able to showcase what you have learned.

By the end of the programme you'll be ready to apply your knowledge to help organisations understand the huge amounts of data they collect every day.

Employability

Having a MSc in Data Science will equip you with the right skills and knowledge to tackle immediate, real-world problems.

A dynamic, fast-moving sector that offers exciting careers and excellent rewards.

The term computing covers every kind of digital technology that we use to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information. This makes it the foundation for small and large businesses to build their strategies and grow. It is also the key to making our personal lives easier and more fun: mobile phones, online shopping, social media – we owe them all and a lot more to computer science.

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Modules

  • Compulsory modules
  • Algorithms for Data Science
  • Current Topics in Data Science
  • Data Science Group Project
  • Programming in Data Science
  • Project in Data Science
  • Storing and Managing Data
  • Visualisation
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    1 year

    Duration

    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time