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Data Science and Analytics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #154 (QS) ,
An MSc degree for those looking to equip themselves with a range of in-demand skills for extracting and handling ‘big data’, discovering meaningful patterns from data and applying modelling tools to help businesses and government organisations make better decisions.

About

Our MSc in Data Science and Analytics aims to provide you with a comprehensive set of skills needed to handle, collect, store and analyse large and complex sets of data. You will be taught by subject experts from both the School of Mathematics and the School of Computer Science and Informatics, which will allow you to see the topic from different perspectives and provides access to a wide range of modules across both Schools.

Throughout the course you will develop data handling and extraction skills, programming skills, machine learning and informatics skills, and problem solving and modelling skills. You will undertake case studies and project work which will give you the opportunity to put your skills into practice and provides valuable experience of working in the field. The dissertation project, typically undertaken with an industrial partner, will allow you to work with complex data in a creative manner and a problem-solving environment, as well as to communicate your ideas and findings effectively.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
  • Statistical Methods
  • Optimisation Methods
  • Information Processing in Python
  • Computer Science: Web and Social Computing
  • Web Application Development
  • Distributed and Cloud Computing
  • Informatics
  • Visual Communication and Information Design

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • 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 36 months
                    • Credits
                      120 alternative credits
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

                    English Language Requirements

                    You need the following IELTS score:

                    • Minimum required score:

                      6.5

                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                    General Requirements

                    • In order to apply, you must possess a first or minimum second class honours degree from a recognised university in a numerate subject, such as mathematics, operational research, statistics, computer science, management science, economics, engineering or a suitable science degree.
                    • You should have a good standard of English, both written and oral. If your first language if not English, you should fulfil the University’s English language requirements (normally an IELTS score of 6.5).

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      19950 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 19950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                    • National

                      8950 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 8950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                    Living costs for Cardiff

                    • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                      Living Costs

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                    Funding

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