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MSc Applied Data Science

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Informatics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our MSc Applied Data Science is a conversion course specifically designed for students with a background in humanities, social sciences, life sciences and business studies who want to be part of our fast-growing digital economy. The course will build upon your undergraduate degree in the humanities, social or life sciences, giving you postgraduate-level skills in essential data science methods with various applications, covering case studies and applications of AI and data using a balance of methods and practical application.

The course introduces you to programming with the R language and as well as text analytics. Relational databases and SQL are developed and used for relevant applications from humanities, life sciences, linguistics, marketing and social science. The course encourages statistical thinking by data visualisations and guides you to develop your creativity within a scientific framework.

You cover topics such as:

  • Using R for statistical modelling and decision making
  • Linear and generalised linear models are used for experimental and observational data
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Deep and statistical learning
  • Applied statistics
  • Information retrieval
  • Digital economy
  • Survey sampling

We will be offering Office for Students-funded scholarships for suitably qualified applicants. More information about this and the application process will be announced shortly. This course is available on a full- and part-time basis, starting in January 2021.

Modules

The aim of the course will be to create data analysts that can identify patterns and display information from data of several sources. The course will encourage statistical thinking by a series of examples of good and not-so-good visualisations and will guide students to develop their creativity within a scientific framework.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,340

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

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