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MSc - Master of Science
Mathematics (General) Data Science
Why choose this course
Data science has become increasingly important in many areas over the past two decades. These include banking, finance, insurance, weather forecasting, image analysis, genomics, advertising, transport and elections. The discipline is even used in policing and crime prevention. Data sets can unravel all kinds of facts, trends, anomalies and patterns – but only with the right technical skills!
Mathematical data science is an interdisciplinary area of applied mathematics. It combines methods and techniques from a broad range of pure and applied subjects within maths to develop approaches that enables us to investigate large data sets. These techniques include:
The objective of our MSc in Mathematical Data Science is to guide you through a range of sophisticated mathematical ideas underlying modern data science. You’ll understand the mechanisms for modelling data-producing dynamical phenomena. We’ll also equip you with both the theoretical and the computational skills to analyse and extract information from large data sets.
What you will study
Our MSc benefits from the wide range of research being carried out in the?Department of Mathematics. The taught courses and dissertation topics available to you are closely aligned with some of the activities of the Department’s research areas. These include:
During the first two semesters, you'll select a range of taught modules. These will be followed by an extended research project conducted over the summer under the supervision of a member of the Department. In some cases, this will be in conjunction with a second external supervisor, culminating in the writing of an MSc dissertation.
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
A minimum of a 2:1 in a relevant UK honours degree in Mathematics or related areas (such as Physics or certain areas of Engineering and Computer Science).
The University of Surrey was established in 1891, and has a long and rich history of education and innovation. It welcomes more than 4,000 postgraduate students annually, forming an international research and learning community representing over 120 countries from around the world. The university is known for celebrating cultural diversity and fosters an inclusive student body. The University of Surrey is a research-driven institution, and...more