Taught course

Data Science

University of Surrey · Department of Computing
MScMSc with Placement

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Computer Science, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, related disciplines with demonstrable exposure to programming and mathematics, or other alternative subjects related to data analysis, data science or informatics, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

Collecting, managing and analysing data is essential across many sectors – from finance to politics, and advertising to healthcare. This course will give you the advanced computation and mathematics skills you’ll need to work in the growing field of data science.

Designed in collaboration with industry and drawing on our leading research, our Data Science MSc will prepare you for a career as a data scientist, data analyst, data engineer, data architect or a business analyst.

This course uniquely addresses the fundamentals of data as well as the technical considerations needed to handle data with increasing scale and complexity.

This course combines in-depth study of the theory and practice of data science with an optional year-long work placement, where you’ll get the chance to apply your knowledge to industry-relevant challenges. A placement also allows you to discover the business value of data-oriented research and development.

You’ll develop solid technical knowledge of data science principles and practices, machine learning and data mining, practical business analytics, database systems and cloud computing. You can also customise this course with optional modules in information security, sensors and artificial intelligence.

Finally, you’ll complete a dissertation where you can further explore an area that interests you. This is particularly useful if you’re aiming to progress to a PhD.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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