Taught course

Data Science

Institution
Edinburgh Napier University · Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in an appropriate field, for example, software development, computing, or business analytics. Alternatively, other qualifications or experience that demonstrate through our recognition of prior learning process that you have appropriate knowledge and skills at SCQF level 10 may be considered.

Applicants will be expected to be working in a role related to data analytics, whether in a technical or business context and will be required to provide a letter of support from their employer. Some experience of associated technologies such as databases, software development and related tools is assumed.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

This programme is appropriate for you if you are working in a data-related role within your organisation, whether in a technical, software or business context and you want to enhance your skills and understanding of contemporary data analysis tools and techniques.

Data science is a major growth area within both the commercial and public sectors and there is a shortage of professionals that have the required range of Data Science knowledge and skills. This work-based learning MSc Data Science programme addresses this shortage.

The programme will enable practitioners with a background in business, quantitative science, or computing to develop into effective data scientists with the business understandings and analytical, statistical and computing skills to contribute to this vital field. Edinburgh Napier University has excellent research and knowledge transfer links with many local, national and international organisations in data science related areas. The programme that focuses on the particular requirements of your organisation and your own professional development needs in the area of Data Science.

The acquisition of knowledge and skills on the programme will enable students to drive improvements within their organisations. The programme also enables students to focus on areas of specialisation within their professional field and to broaden their knowledge and skills to enhance their career development.

Delivered online, our MSc is ideally suited to individuals who intend to balance their personal and professional commitments and study while working.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

online
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions and Enquiries
Email
studentrecruitment@napier.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)333 900 6040