Taught course

Mathematics and Data Science

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Natural Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree, or equivalent, in either a mathematics (joint or single honours) or other numerate subject, e.g. physics. Other degrees will also be taken into account, if it can be shown that some mathematical study took place and you have taken and passed advanced mathematics modules in at least some of calculus, algebra, statistics and numerical analysis.

Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant and appropriate work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The field of Data Science has seen rapid growth in recent years, with vast amounts of data now being generated by major companies and service providers.

At the same time, it’s recognised that there’s a shortage of qualified analysts, both in the UK and globally, to make the most of this data. Crucially, there’s now a shortage of mathematics graduates with the data analysis skills needed to meet the demands of industry.

Our MSc Mathematics and Data Science is one of the first courses to link the two key areas of mathematics and data science, making it uniquely positioned to help you meet this demand.

The course will provide you with a solid foundation in the mathematical analysis of data-driven systems and help you develop your computing skills to apply the techniques you learn on a large scale. You’ll learn the techniques used to approach data using computational analysis and understand the mathematics underpinning these techniques.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6 (minimum 5.5 in each skill), or TOEFL: Listening 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23, Writing 21.

Fees and funding

UK students
UK/EU £6500
International students
£15950

Datalab Funding 2019

For the past four years, we have been able to offer Datalab funded places on our MSc courses to students from Scotland and the EU. We hope to have more funded places available for 2019. Places will be awarded on a first come, first served basis, so apply now and we will inform you of the status of funding as soon as we can.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

    MSc students complete two taught semesters and a three month project/dissertation. Alternatively, the PgDip may be awarded after two taught semesters, or the PgCert if not all modules are passed. Part-time study is also available, with the taught part of the programme being taken over four semesters.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
graduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1786 466655