Taught course

Data Science

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Computing
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A 2:1 BSc honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • computer science
  • mathematics
  • statistics
  • an engineering discipline

Applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant industrial experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Data Science MSc gives you the knowledge, experience, and expertise to solve real-world problems and realise data-driven insights for organisations.

Data Science is revolutionising every area of science, engineering and commerce. It offers the potential for huge societal and economic benefits. The Data Science MSc was created in collaboration with a number of high profile industry leaders to address the skills shortage in data analytics. The course brings together students and industry practitioners in a setting which new technologies are developed and translated into industry practise.

What you'll learn

Through this course you'll receive a comprehensive grounding in theory and application of data science. You'll develop the multi-disciplinary combination of skills in statistics and computer science. You'll also gain the ability to apply these skills to real problems in a given application area.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • data visualization
  • cloud computing
  • Bayesian statistics
  • machine learning

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
8 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

full time
8 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Matthew Forshaw
Email
Matthew.forshaw@ncl.ac.uk