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MSc Data Science and Business Analytics

MSc Data Science and Business Analytics

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Data Analysis Business Modelling / Analysis Business Studies Data Science

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Course Summary

About the course

This one-year conversion MSc is designed for graduates from a wide range of disciplines and experience. It gives you skills in data analytics, computing and business. Using sophisticated analytics techniques, including social network visualisation and sentiment analysis, and professional software, including R tidyverse, Python, C# and SQL/NoSQL, you gain the skills and knowledge to transform data into commercial value and boost your employability.

Key features

- Equips applicants from all undergraduate degrees with broad professional competence in one of the world economy’s most sought-after postgraduate subject areas.
- Offers an equal number of taught credits in the three areas of analytics, computer science and business, with a wide choice of available business modules.
- Provides a flexible individual project in one or more of the three taught areas supervised by world-leading subject experts.
- Establishes high proficiency in the use and application of state-ofthe-art programming languages including R, Python, C#, SQL and NoSQL.
- Benefits from easy access to cutting-edge specialist labs and next-generation software and hardware on a single campus. You may access facilities such as our NVIDIA seed-funded GPU Research Centre and our High-Performance Computing Centre.
- Develops modern analytics expertise for obtaining business, scientific and social insights from big data sources and social media such as Twitter.
- Enjoy research-led teaching from leading academics with world-renowned expertise in data science, data analytics, statistics, computer science and business.
- Offers a range of general and merit-based postgraduate scholarships for local and international students.


This module utilises acknowledged experts to teach students about 'hot topics' in their field of data science. The content of this module will be dynamic and will evolve to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in data science. Current indicative content might include social media analytics, financial technologies, health data science, risk analytics and data science for sustainable development.

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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