The Applied Data Science programme at Heriot-Watt University will provide you with a unique set of skills to address data science challenges in applications ranging from signal and image processing, communications, and robotics, to finance, ecology and complex networks: a sought-after competence in both research and industry.
This is a joint MSc programme between the Schools of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering and Physical Sciences. The two Schools have a multidisciplinary staff team with strong expertise in the field.
Why study the MSc Applied Data Science?
- Data scientists, data engineers and business analysts are among the most sought-after careers in 2021, and Edinburgh specifically is intended to be the ‘Data Capital of Europe’.
- You will acquire unique interdisciplinary knowledge at the interface between the statistical foundations of data science and associated computational techniques.
- You will be exposed to specialised data science applications from signal and image processing, communications, and robotics, to finance, ecology and complex networks.
- Statistical Models
- Statistical Machine Learning
- Bayesian Inference and Computational Methods
- Scalable Inference and Deep Learning
- Information Theory and Communications
- Mathematical Ecology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
There is no official deadline for postgraduate applications.
DisciplinesComputer Sciences Data Science & Big Data View 663 other Masters in Computer Sciences in United Kingdom
- You will need a first or upper second-class honours degree (or its overseas equivalent) that has imparted reasonable know-how in programming and mathematics.
- Suitable candidates are likely to have studied a first degree in mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering or computer science. Lesser qualifications combined with relevant work experience may also be suitable.
International20200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20200 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7552 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7552 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part time fees:
- UK/EU: £3,776
- Overseas: £10,100
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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