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Data Science, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
If you are working in a healthcare role that involves analysing health data, this MSc Health Data Science degree, could accelerate you into one of the fastest growing areas in the UK

About

This course is designed to develop the essential skills and knowledge you’ll need as a Health Data Scientist. Our degree offers strong emphasis on practical and analytical skills that you can apply in the workplace and could make you more employable. It is available as a one year full time or three years part time course.

Healthcare already has an established strong relationship with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and is continuously expanding the knowledge forefront as new methods of acquiring data concerning the health of human beings are developed. On this course you’ll learn how processing this data to extract valuable information about a population (epidemiological applications) or the individual (personalised healthcare applications) has the potential to improve quality of life on a large scale.

We have carefully designed the course to provide you with an increased knowledge and understanding of Health Data Science, and the skills and aptitude you need to apply your learning to professional practice.

As such, this Master’s degree will give you the in-depth knowledge of the field to potentially enhance your prospects for career progression.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Science Project Research Methods
  • Visual Analytics
  • Big Data and Data Mining
  • Big Data and Machine Learning
  • Mathematical Skills for Data Scientists
  • Data Visualization
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • High Performance Computing in C/C++
  • Graphics Processor Programming
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Modelling and Verification Techniques
  • Operating Systems and Architectures

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no official deadline for applications but we aim to enrol all new international students as close to the official start of term as possible.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    51

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Minimum 2:1  (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a related discipline.  Candidates with a 2:2 will be considered if they have relevant background.
  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part-time: 

  • EU/EEA - £3600
  • NON-EU/EEA - £8100

Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Details of funding opportunities and eligibility can be found on the University website.

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