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DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Data Analysis Informatics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

From business and finance or health and medicine, to infrastructure or education, data science plays a vital role in all aspects of the modern world. Our Postgraduate Diploma is for those wishing to complete the taught element of the MSc programme without having to complete a dissertation or period of placement. It can be studied either one year full-time or two years part-time. You will gain an advanced level of skills and knowledge to pursue your career aspirations in Data Science. You will explore five core data science modules. These will ensure you have a solid advanced grounding in the subject, to support your choice of specialism. You can then choose from two specialisms according to your background and interests: Computing, Statistical Inference. In taking one of these routes, you will gain access to a range of exciting, advanced pathway-specific modules, of which you will select three. These modules will allow you either to enhance your understanding of data science technologies; or to gain expertise in the application of data science to business intelligence, bioinformatics, population health, the environment, or the study of society. Our specialist modules will provide you with detailed, expert knowledge and will enhance your employability. This format means that you will be equipped to apply for any data science related career, while providing you with an advantage in many industries. Assessment varies across modules, allowing students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways, including laboratory reports, essays, exercises, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, oral presentations, and formal examination. The gathering, interpretation and evaluation of data is fundamental to all aspects of modern life. As a result, data science can lead to a career in a wide range of industries. The core modules of this programme will ensure you are properly equipped to apply yourself to any data role, while your specialist pathway will enhance your opportunities in specific industries, should that be the route you wish to pursue.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an upper-second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a subject relevant to Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics.