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MScData Science

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This CILIP-accredited course produces highly employable graduates for a rapidly expanding global job market.

It was developed in collaboration with external organisations across a range of sectors to make sure you gain knowledge and learn skills that employers are looking for.

You’ll learn the theory and the skills you need to support data-driven decision-making in organisations.

The course covers three core areas: data management, data analysis and business insight. You’ll get hands-on experience with data management and analysis.

Industry experts contribute to the course, sharing their experience and talking you through examples of data science in action.

Our graduates are not just technically proficient. They’re also keenly aware of broader issues such as data presentation, privacy and ethics.

That extra edge makes them even more attractive to employers.

Programme structure

Core modules

Introduction to Data Science
Data Analysis
Information Retrieval
Data Mining and Visualisation
Database Design
Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation

Optional modules

Choose three of the following:
Information Systems Modelling
Information Systems in Organisations
Business Intelligence
Research Data Management
Information Governance
Researching Social Media


Lectures, including guest lectures from professional practitioners
Small-group work
Online discussion
Computer laboratory sessions


Report writing
Oral presentations
Group projects

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States