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

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Course Fees
Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £10,500 full-time; £5,250 part-time International: £23,700 full-time
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Data Science MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

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.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • ECMM443 Introduction to Data Science 15
  • ECMM444 Fundamentals of Data Science 15
  • ECMM422 Machine Learning 15
  • ECMM445 Learning from Data 15
  • ECMM451 Data Science Research Project 60

Optional modules
Select 60 credits:

  • ECMM409 Nature-Inspired Computation 15
  • ECMM410 Research Methodology 15
  • ECMM423 Evolutionary Computation & Optimisation 15
  • ECMM426 Computer Vision 15
  • ECMM439 Social Networks and Text Analysis 15
  • ECMM446 Bayesian Statistics, Philosophy and Practice 15
  • ECMM448 High Performance Computing and Distributed Systems 15
  • ECMM449 Advanced Statistical Modelling 15
  • ECMM450 Stochastic Processes 15
  • ECMM733 Statistical Modelling in Space and Time 15
  • BEMM129 Digital Business Models 15

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.