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Data Science - MSc

Master’s Degree
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  • IELTS Overall Band: 6.5
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Data science and big data is the practice of collecting large amounts of data and analyzing user behavior. The information is then used to make conclusions, make plans, execute policies, and make good, data-based decisions. Data Science and Big Data is a branch of computer science studies that stands out because of its interdisciplinary focus. Big Data Science combines knowledge from statistics, mathematics and software programming. This course is suitable for graduate students in many subjects. Non-computing graduates are eligible. Provides data insights to make decision-making, energy science innovations, improve business operations, or inform government policy. But it follows the latest computer science methods to unlock that power. This MSc Data Science allows you to learn those techniques.

In addition to the units you study, we equip you with the techniques of statistical analysis and data mining, which will help you find the story in complex, high-volume, high-dimensional data from a variety of sources - describing high quality designing data models and results. This also help you put technical skills into real-world, professional contexts - allowing you to communicate your results in the workplace and resolve legal or ethical questions that come with data processing. During the program, you will be guided by a team of experts with a real pedigree in this area. So what you learn in the classroom is rooted in cutting-edge research that addresses social challenges, affecting areas such as health care, future cities and security. Are you planning to pursue your studies at the PhD level or are you looking forward to a career as a data scientist, data architect, database developer or major data analyst - for some - this degree will pave the way.

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September 2021

1 Year


Edinburgh Campus

September 2022

1 Year


Edinburgh Campus

September 2023

1 Year


Edinburgh Campus

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