• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

This course focuses on three core technical themes of data mining, machine learning, and visualisation.

You study computational principles, methods, and systems for a variety of real world applications that require mathematical foundations, programming skills, critical thinking, and ingenuity.

Developing research skills is an essential element of the course, enabling you to bring a critical perspective to current data science discipline, and apply it to future developments.

You learn how to mine structured data and unstructured data, gaining practical data mining experience alongside a systematic understanding of complex and heterogeneous data.

Conventional and state-of-the-art machine learning techniques will be taught through the application of methods and techniques to synthesise solutions.

By the end of the course you will be confident in applying concepts in data visualisation, information visualisation, and visual analytics to support data process and knowledge discovery.

Career opportunities

Completing this Data Science programme at Swansea University considerably enhances your data science career prospects. Our graduates often progress to rewarding employment within esteemed organisations. Below are a number of their recent destinations.

  • Workflow developer, Irwin Mitchell
  • Programmer, Evil Twin Artworks
  • Web developer & web support, VSI Thinking
  • Software developer, Wireless Innovations
  • Associate business application analyst, CDC Software
  • Software developer, OpenBet Technologies

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
  • Abuses, Biases and Blessings of Data
  • Data Visualization
  • Human Computer Interaction

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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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.

General Requirements

  • Minimum 2:1  (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a related discipline.  
  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time: 

  • EU/EEA - £4,250
  • NON-EU/EEA - £ 8,650

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

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