Taught course

Data Science

Institution
University of the West of England, Bristol · Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

Please see our website for more information.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MRes Data Science is a multidisciplinary course that allows students to specialise in one of three areas relevant to today's digital economy.

Industry is currently facing a large shortfall of people who have the skills to process data in a developed way. The pathways on offer within this advanced course will enable you to engage with technology in a way that meets the ever-evolving demands and requirements of the data revolution.

Depending on your chosen subject area, you will graduate with one of the following qualifications:

  • MRes Computer Science
  • MRes Data Science
  • MRes Statistics

The course is suitable for students who have enjoyed the research components of their undergraduate degree and wish to prepare for a research-based career. It also offers excellent preparation for Doctoral study. Likewise, it is appropriate for people who are already working and who wish to either develop their research skills or undertake a research project to enhance their continued professional development.

Real world research skills

This Masters degree will equip you with the skills necessary to undertake sustained, independent and innovative research. You will gain the confidence to work in creative and flexible ways, and develop the ability to plan, produce and present rigorous, independent and theoretically informed studies. It also fosters the development of essential professional skills to enhance your employability, such as self-management, team work, problem solving and communication.

The taught components of the course provide a balance between training in interdisciplinary research methods and subject specific research under the supervision of UWE Bristol's active research specialists. Alongside these, you will put your skills into practice by conducting a supervised independent extended research project.

Within the taught modules, there will be a seminar programme delivered by academics and practitioners from inside and outside UWE Bristol. You will be expected to present on your own research, using skills learnt in the taught modules and gaining valuable communication experience in the process.

For the final extended research project, you can choose to engage with ongoing research from one of UWE Bristol's specialist research groups or to embark on a new project relating to or inspired by your particular interests. In either case, this may relate to your current or future employment.

Flexible learning options

This Masters is available as a full-time or part-time course with a high degree of flexibility. The taught modules are delivered on one day a week, making it suitable for day release study.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
UWE Admissions
Email
admissions@uwe.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)117 32 83333