Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Computing, Science, or engineering-based discipline.
Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.
Months of entry
Almost every communication or interaction that takes place in the world today involves a digital interface, whether this is a computer, a laptop, a mobile phone, a smartcard, a camera or a sensor. All of the information form these myriad of these interactions is stored as data. All of this data can be mined to make better decisions, to make better systems, to do better research.
Recent advances in computational power, machine intelligence and the massive growth of sources of data has led to the development of a new area study: Data Science.
We are no longer looking at data about machine parts or airlines, or stocks and shares; we are looking at data about people and the word they inhabit. Jake Porway (Executive Director of DataKind) says: “A data scientist is a rare hybrid, a computer scientist with the programming abilities to build software to scrape, combine, and manage data from a variety of sources and a statistician who knows how to derive insights from the information within. S/he combines the skills to create new prototypes with the creativity and thoroughness to ask and answer the deepest questions about the data and what secrets it”. This programme is designed for such people.
This Data Science (DS) MSc programme is the evolution of the MSc Advanced Computer Science and is built around the strong skill base of experts in the Mathematics and Computer Science department. The programme has been built illustrate how new technologies, cutting edge research and novel scientific perspectives can be used together to influence future society in significant and fundamental ways.
Information for international students
For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.
Learn more at the international page.
Fees and funding
Learn more at the fees and funding page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment
- 0151 291 3111