Data Science MSc

Module information for Data Science MSc.

The full-time MSc in Data Science is a 12-month programme, running from September to September. Teaching consists of two 15-week semesters, from late September to the following June. You will then write your dissertation and finish in mid-September.

Students studying part-time will complete their course over two or three years.

Modules have a value of credits: 180 credits are required for graduation.

45 of these are compulsory (Core) modules, 75 are elective and 60 credits are allocated to the dissertation and dissertation preparation.

Core modules (modules that you have to take)

Module code Module title Semester Credits
INF4000 Data Visualization 1 15
INF6027 Introduction to Data Science 1 15
INF6029 Data Analysis 1 15
INF6033 Data and Society 1 15
INF6028 Data Mining 2 15
INF6050 Database Design 2 15

 You must also take units to the value of 30 credits from the following: 

Module code Module title Semester Credits
INF6040 Business Intelligence 2 15
INF6025 Information Governance and Ethics 2 15
INF6024 Researching Social Media 2 15
INF6032 Big Data Analytics 2 15
INF6430 User-Centred Design and Human-Computer Interaction 2 15

You will also take:

Module code Module title Semester Credits
INF6000 Dissertation Summer 45
INF6340 Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation 2 15


The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Information last updated: 12 November 2020

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