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MSc - Master of Science
About the course
Our Master's course is designed to meet the demand for a new kind of IT specialist with the skills and knowledge in data science.
The total demand in ‘big data’ users is set to rise to around 644,000 across all industries. More connectivity means more data and UK companies are leading the way in collecting, processing and understanding it. It’s estimated that 31,000 people work in specialist big data roles in the UK and the talent pipeline, together with demand, should see that increase by 243% over the next 5 years.*
In order to address these demands, given the large amount of data collected by all kinds of organisations, graduates of the course aims to equip graduates with an understanding of:
Our aim is for you to graduate from this course with the ability to combine this knowledge to provide solutions to relevant stakeholders to improve their decision making process based on novel solutions proposed by analysing and visualising complex datasets.
The course seeks to develop the ability to critically evaluate existing and emerging Data Science technology, apply knowledge, understanding and analytical and design skills in support of analytical and big data problems.
Professional Links and Accreditations
This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for the IT industry. BCS accreditation is awarded to courses that provide a solid foundation in computing. It provides an indicator of quality to you and potential employers. Accreditation is independent recognition that this course meets the high standards set by the IT industry and meets industry needs.
Courses are partially accredited for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status and partial CEng status. Accreditation also gives you a potential advantage when looking for a job as some employers may ask for graduates with accredited degrees.
Please visit the BCS website for further details about accreditation.
This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis.
For this course (per year)
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Entry requirements for this course are normally: A BSc, BEng or BA Honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent professional qualification in any subject. Applicants with other appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.