Taught course

Data Science

Institution
University of Exeter · College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

Candidates are required to have at least a 2:1 degree in a strongly numerate subject (e.g. computer science, mathematics, physics) and must be able to show evidence of good programming ability in a recognised modern computer language. Candidates may be interviewed by video conference to assess their programming ability and suitability for the course.

The Python programming language is used extensively during this course and applicants with experience in other languages will be asked to learn basic Python before commencing the course.

We may consider applications with non-standard qualifications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience, or relevant professional qualifications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview
  • Designed for those interested in learning the underpinning theory of Data Science together with methods for implementation and application
  • Explore mathematical and computational techniques for Data Science, building on your existing scientific and/or mathematical knowledge
  • Study network analysis, text analysis and machine vision as well as social contexts, governance and ethical considerations
  • Build upon your existing coding skills and handle complex data sets, learning multiple methods of analysis and efficient approaches to visualisation and presentation
  • Undertake a project where you’ll develop skills and pursue ideas in a specific area of interest, with the support of your academic supervisor.

Careers “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” - Harvard Business Review Data Science is changing the way people do business. Mountains of previously uncollectable data, generated by huge growth in online activity and appliance connectivity, is becoming available to businesses in every sector. The opportunities for businesses and individuals who can manage, manipulate and extract insights from these enormous data sets are limitless. A direct result of this is the dramatic increase in demand for individuals with the skills to turn this information into insight is outstripping supply.

Information for international students

English language requirements
  • IELTS
    Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
  • TOEFL
    Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
  • Pearson
    58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/datascience/datascimsc/#fees
International students
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/datascience/datascimsc/#fees

The University of Exeter is offering scholarships to the value of over £4 million for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of scholarships, including our Global Excellence scholarships and GREAT scholarships (British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign) for international fee paying students, can be found on our dedicated funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment
Email
pg-ad@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1392 724061