Masters | Postgraduate Course - Data Science MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

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2018/19 UK/EU: £10,000 full-time; £5,000 part-time International: £23,000 full-time
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Data Science MSc

Study Details

MSc Full time 1 year

MSc Data Science is an inter-disciplinary course aimed at students wishing to work in data science – a field with almost limitless career potential. Teaching covers the fundamental mathematical and computational techniques used to deliver insights and understand phenomena extracted from data sources. Building upon your existing coding skills you will handle complex data sets, learning multiple methods of analysis and efficient approaches to visualisation and presentation.

As well as specific applications including network analysis, text analysis and machine vision you will study social contexts, governance and ethical considerations.
Your project allows you to develop skills in an area of interest, pursuing your ideas while guided by an academic supervisor.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • ECMM4xx Introduction to Data Science 15 This module is still in development but will be similar to ECMM429
  • ECMM4xx Fundamentals of Data Science 15 This module is still in development but will be similar to ECMM430
  • ECMM4xx Learning From Data 15 This module is still in development but will be similar to ECMM420
  • ECMM422 Machine Learning 15
  • ECMM4xx Data Science Research Project 60

Entry Requirements

Candidates will be required to have at least a 2:1 degree in a numerate subject, and must be able to show evidence of good programming ability in recognised modern computer languages.

Candidates may be interviewed by video conference to assess their programming ability and suitability for the course.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

“The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” - Harvard Business Review

Data Science is changing the way people do business. Mountains of previously uncollectable data, generated by huge growth in online activity and appliance connectivity, is becoming available to businesses in every sector. The opportunities for businesses and individuals who can manage, manipulate and extract insights from these enormous data sets are limitless. A direct result of this is the dramatic increase in demand for individuals with the skills to turn this information into insight is outstripping supply.

Whether you’re looking to take your career in a new direction or for an MSc that will sit alongside your undergraduate degree to land you an exhilarating graduate job, you’re unlikely to find a better choice than Data Science.