Faculty of Social Sciences
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 communication, privacy and ethics. That extra edge makes them even more attractive to employers.
Applying for this course
Due to the popularity of this course we have introduced a staged admissions process to assess applications for entry in September 2020. You'll still apply in the usual way, using our Postgraduate Online Application Form.
This course is accredited by CILIP
- Data and Society
- Introduction to Data Science
- Data Mining
- Data Visualisation
- Data Analysis
- Database Design
- Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation
Choose from a range of optional modules including:
- Business Intelligence
- Information Governance and Ethics
- Researching Social Media
- Digital Advocacy
- Big Data Analytics
- Human Computer Information Interaction
You can expect a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical laboratory classes, group work, online discussion, case studies and lectures by visiting speakers.
You'll be assessed using a wide variety of methods including essays, reports, small projects, in-class tests, presentations, posters, group work and a research-based dissertation.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
- 3 years part-time
You’ll need at least a 2:1 in any subject.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
+44 114 222 2646
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.