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Data Science (with Specialisation in Statistics) MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Data Science (with Specialisation in Statistics) MSc, PGDip, PGCert

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Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


12 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Statistics Data Science

Course type


Course Summary

Our MSc Data Science with specialisation in Statistics gives you the knowledge, experience, and expertise to solve real-world problems and realise data-driven insights for organisations.


This master's in Data Science with specialisation in Statistics blends modern statistical methods together with the associated computational skills that are essential for handling large quantities of unstructured data.

Data Science is revolutionising every area of science, engineering and commerce. It offers the potential for huge societal and economic benefits. We created this MSc Data Science with Specialisation in Statistics to address an industry need for statistical analysis alongside data analytics. Industry needs this mix of analysis skills to interpret and extract information and value from complex data.

Through this course you'll receive a comprehensive grounding in theory and application of data science. You'll also develop the multi-disciplinary combination of skills in statistics and computer science. You'll also gain the ability to apply these skills to real problems in a given application area.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • data visualization
  • cloud computing
  • Bayesian statistics
  • machine learning

You'll benefit from our substantial expertise in data science. We focus on a wide range of application areas, including:

  • healthcare
  • transport
  • cybersecurity
  • smart cities
  • manufacturing


Deep Learning (10 Credits) - Core
Project and Dissertation in Data Science (80 Credits) - Core
Statistical Foundations of Data Science (10 Credits) - Core
Statistical Learning for Data Science (10 Credits) - Core
Group Project in Data Science (10 Credits) - Core
Data Management and Exploratory Data Analysis (10 Credits) - Core
Data Science in the Wild (10 Credits) - Core
Engineering for AI (10 Credits) - Core
Machine Learning with Project (10 Credits) - Core
Data Visualization (10 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 BSc honours degree, or international equivalent, in: mathematics; statistics; operational research; other mathematical Sciences. Applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant industrial experience will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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