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Data Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The acquisition of large datasets is now common in academic science and industrial practice. On this MSc, you’ll learn about the theory and practice of state-of-the-art data science with applications ranging from mathematics to physics, and from biology to computer science. You’ll develop the skills to provide appropriate and up-to-date tools to deal with datasets.

Why choose this course?

  • 97% of our research output was rated world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • You’ll benefit from our collaborative links with other departments in the UK and overseas.
  • We foster an intellectually stimulating environment in which you are encouraged to develop your own research interests with the support of our faculty.

Careers

Our graduates become data scientists in industries such as engineering, computing, and financial and banking institutes. Some of them go on to careers in:

  • government institutions
  • scientific research
  • teaching
  • academia
  • management.

Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Algorithmic Data Science
    • Data Analysis Techniques
    • Data Science Masters Research Proposal
    • Data Science Research Methods
    • Machine Learning
    • Wider Topics in Data Science

                              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 24 months
                                • Intensity Flexible
                              • Credits
                                180 alternative credits
                              • Languages
                                • English
                              • Delivery mode
                                On Campus

                              English Language Requirements

                              You only need to take one of these language tests:

                              • Minimum required score:

                                80

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                                6

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                              • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

                                169

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                              • Minimum required score:

                                56

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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).

                              You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.
                              • Subject-specific requirements
                              Your qualification should be in physics, engineering, science, computing, mathematics or life sciences. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

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                              Tuition Fee

                              • International Applies to you

                                16750 GBP/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 16750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                8500 GBP/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                              Living costs for Brighton

                              • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
                                Living Costs

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                              Funding

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