Taught course

Data Science

University of Salford · School of Computing, Science and Engineering

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Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is a second class division 2 Honours degree, or equivalent in any discipline, with previous demonstrable mathematical aptitude (e.g. A-level or BTEC mathematics).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Have you ever wanted to ‘Mung’ data? Apply Machine Learning techniques? Search for hidden patterns? Be part of Big Data?

This course is your opportunity to specialise as a Data Scientist, one of the most in-demand roles across all sectors including health, retail, and energy. Companies such as Google and Microsoft, and also public organisations such as the NHS, are struggling to fill their vacancies in this field due to a lack of suitably qualified people. This course is unique in the UK in that it has been developed as a MSc conversion course – if you have a good honours degree in any discipline with a demonstrable mathematical aptitude, an enquiring mind, a practical and analytical approach to problem solving, and an ambition for a career in data science, then this course is for you.

During your time with us, you will develop an awareness of the latest developments in the fields of Data Science and Big Data including advanced databases, data mining and big data tools such as Hadoop. You will also gain substantial knowledge and skills with the SAS business intelligence software suite due to the partnership the University has with the SAS Student Academy.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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