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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.

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.

Different course options

Full time | Treforest Campus | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

Big data engineering and applications - Core
Data Mining and Statistical forecasting - Core
Applied Statistics for Data Science - Core
Project Management and Research Methodology - Core
Principles of Computing - Core
Machine Learning and Decision Making - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 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.