With the rise of new and big forms of data, and computation and analytics forming ever-increasingly important elements of a wide range of professions, this programme with prepare you for a variety of careers in the private, non-profit and public sectors.
With a background in social sciences, you will be trained to use data to answer interesting social science questions. You will take a series of project-based programming courses specifically designed for students without a formal computing or statistical background. A typical student will also have taken a prior course in quantitative methods or applied statistics at a basic level, although this is not a formal requirement.
You will become fluent in a variety of programming languages and applications, particularly R and Python, and will learn to create and manipulate large databases and think creatively about how to deploy these skills in the context of specific projects.
You will also have the opportunity to choose substantive electives, allowing you to tailor the Applied Social Data Science programme from London School of Economics and Political Science to your particular interests. The programme will culminate in a capstone project where you will creatively apply the technical skills you have learned to a project of your own design.
This programme will prepare you for a variety of careers in the private, non-profit and public sectors.
- Computer Programming
- Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design
- Data for Data Scientists
- Managing and Visualising Data
- Applied Regression Analysis
- Applied Machine Learning for Social Science
- Machine Learning and Data Mining
- Capstone Project
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesStatistics Computer Sciences Data Science & Big Data View 698 other Masters in Computer Sciences in United Kingdom
- Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in social science, data science, statistics or a quantitative field. Work experience is advantageous but not required.
International32208 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32208 GBP per year during 12 months.
National31584 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 31584 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.