Taught course

Data-Intensive Analysis (MSc)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Computer Science
Qualifications
MScMPhil

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree, plus evidence of some previous programming experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Data-Intensive Analysis is a one-year taught programme run collaboratively by the Schools of Computer Science and Mathematics and Statistics. The course consists of two semesters of taught modules followed by an 11-week project leading to the submission of a 15,000-word dissertation in August.

Highlights

  • The course develops practical skills in derivation, validation and deployment of predictive models based on collected data, and provides training in the use of industry- and research-standard technologies and techniques.
  • Students undertake a significant project including a wide-ranging investigation leading to their dissertation, which enables them to consolidate and extend their specialist knowledge and critical thinking.
  • Students have 24-hour access to modern computing laboratories, provisioned with dual-screen PC workstations and group-working facilities.

Teaching format

The taught part of this MSc programme includes five compulsory modules in statistics and data analysis, plus a choice of two from four modules in Computer Science. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes. Most modules are assessed through practical coursework exercises and examinations. Class sizes typically range from 10 to 50 students.

All students are assigned an advisor who meets with them at the start of the year to discuss module choices and is available to assist with any academic difficulties during the year. A designated member of staff provides close supervision for the MSc project and dissertation.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details about each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue, which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £8,500
International students
EU: £8,500 Overseas: £20,980

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MPhil

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
maths-pgstats@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2344