MSc Data Science
Information School, Faculty of Social Sciences
We are the UK’s leading centre for information, data and knowledge management research and teaching. Our forward-thinking courses are fully accredited by CILIP and will equip you with the knowledge and skills required by employers.
About the course
Course description 2017
This CILIP-accredited course produces highly employable graduates for a rapidly expanding global job market. It was developed in collaboration with external organisations across a range of sectors to make sure you gain knowledge and learn skills that employers are looking for.
You’ll learn the theory and the skills you need to support data-driven decision-making in organisations. The course covers three core areas: data management, data analysis and business insight. You’ll get hands-on experience with data management and analysis. Industry experts contribute to the course, sharing their experience and talking you through examples of data science in action.
Our graduates are not just technically proficient. They’re also keenly aware of broader issues such as data presentation, privacy and ethics. That extra edge makes them even more attractive to employers.
- Introduction to Data Science
- Data Mining and Visualisation
- Data Analysis
- Database Design
- Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation
Examples of optional modules
- Information Systems in Organisations
- Business Intelligence
- Information Governance and Ethics
- Researching Social Media
- Information Retrieval: Search Engines and Digital Libraries
- Digital Advocacy
- Big Data Analytics
- 1 year full-time
- 2/3 years part-time
You’ll need at least a 2:1 in any subject.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
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