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Full time | Treforest Campus | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Informatics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Data science is rapidly emerging in organisations and the need for fully trained data scientists, analysts and programmers is in demand now more than ever. Businesses rely on big data to uncover hidden patterns and unknown correlations to make informed decisions and drive business success. On the Data Science course you will learn how to apply high level analytical skills and knowledge to solve a range of real-world problems.

The MSc Data Science is designed to support your development of transferable skills and expertise to play a leading role at a technical and practical level in the industry. Additionally, you will work towards a globally recognised qualification, the SAS Joint Certificate in Applied Statistics and Data Mining. The Joint Certificate will validate your skills and ability to use SAS software, giving you a competitive advantage in the job market.

We intend to deliver our courses in a blended format; with a proportion of the teaching and learning being delivered digitally, and where it is safe to do so, some teaching and learning being delivered in person and using social distancing and/or mitigating measures as deemed appropriate in line with government guidance.

Assessment

All modules are assessed entirely through coursework based activities ranging from reports, demonstrations, and presentations and coding tasks.

Careers

Employment prospects are strong in this rapidly growing and demanding industry. There are a number of careers available to those trained in data science - students could go on to be data scientists, statistics officers, business analysts, predictive modellers or computer programmers, these will continue to grow as organisations are required to adapt to improving technologies. Graduates may also progress on to a PhD or research degree.

Modules

Big data engineering and applications
Applied statistics for data science
Data mining and statistical forecasting
Project management and research methodology
Machine learning and decision making
Principles of computing

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

14,700

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates with a minimum 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in a numerate discipline across any STEM or business subject. Relevant industry experience can also be taken into account.

University information

The University of South Wales offers students the opportunity to learn and develop key skills essential for employment. Courses are developed and delivered in partnerships with employers, representing the leaders of industry, the public sector and national bodies. Study is 100% focused on what employers need in the future and courses carry the relevant professional accreditation wherever possible. Students can enrol on full-time or part-time...more

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