We live in an age where almost everything that we do is connected to data. Big data and datafication – the increasing transformation of multiple aspects of everyday lives into digital data, pose great opportunities but also risks for contemporary societies.
This MA Data, Culture and Society degree offered at the University of Westminster addresses, explores and creatively utilises this transformation. We place an emphasis on current and future technologies and practices such as algorithms, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, blockchain, data analytics and data mining, the Internet of Things, and others.
- The substantial growth in the number of jobs related to the digital and data world will further the need for graduates able to combine creative, applied and theoretical, and critical data skills with an ever-wider range of subject areas. Graduates from this course will be fully capable and confident to combine these skills during their careers. Students who complete the Data, Culture and Society MA can work in a wide variety of sectors connected to data in different ways: media and creative industries, PR and advertising, consulting and think tanks, start-ups, research and development, regulation and policy, data and knowledge-based companies and organisations, data management.
The skills developed on this course will also fully prepare you for further study opportunities such as MPhil, PhD or other modalities of research that could also lead to future paths within the academic world.
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Data and Society
Data System Concepts and Fundamentals
Data and Society: Research and Methods
Political Economy of Communication
Data Mining and Machine Learning
The Politics of Global Complexity
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesData Science & Big Data Political Science Artificial Intelligence View 421 other Masters in Data Science & Big Data in United Kingdom
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- A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) and substantial relevant work experience.
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International17000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK PT tuition fee: £950 (Price per 20-credit module)
- International PT tuition fee: £1,900 (Price per 20-credit module)
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.