/MSc Data Science

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Provided by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Course Area: North West

Course Type: Masters (taught)

Start date: 20200914

End date: 20210831

Subjects: Data Science, Human Computer Interactions, Machine Learning, Project

Accredited by: BCS, IISP

Price: £6,000 to £10,000

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course overview

This course is suitable for numerate graduates across many disciplines. Non-computing graduates are eligible.


Data can provide the insight to shape decision-making, power scientific innovation, improve business operations or inform government policy. But it takes state-of-the-art computer science methods to unlock that power. Our MSc Data Science lets you master those methods.


With the units you’ll study, we’ll equip you with the techniques of statistical analysis and data mining that can help you find the story in complex, high-volume, high-dimensional data from various sources – formulating high-quality data models and interpreting the results. We’ll also help you put the technical skills into a real-world, professional context – helping you communicate your findings in the workplace, and address any of the legal or ethical questions that come with data processing.


Throughout the programme, you’ll have guidance from an expert team with real pedigree in the area. So what you learn in the classroom will be rooted in the kind of cutting-edge research that’s addressing societal challenges, making an impact on areas like healthcare, future cities and security.


Whether you plan to continue your studies onto PhD level or you’re looking ahead to a career as a data scientist, data architect, database developer or big data analyst – to name a few – this degree can pave the way.

Who is this course for

Between 2012 and 2015, there was a 35% increase in demand for Data Scientists in the UK. It’s a trend that looks set to continue, according to reports from McKinsey and Company, with an expected 56,000 new big data jobs created in 2019.


With the expertise you’ll develop with us, you should be well-equipped to make one of those jobs yours. You should be ready to apply for roles like:


  • Data Scientist
  • Data warehouse analyst
  • Data architect / modeller
  • Database developer
  • Data Governor
  • Big Data Analyst
  • Decision Sciences Analyst


You’ll have the specialist support of our careers service from day one, and for three years after you leave us. Between the services available through the Department of Computing and Mathematics and the University’s Career Service, you’ll have access to everything from employer events and careers fair to employability skills workshops and dedicated advisors.

What will I learn

In your first term, you’ll study two units introducing you to data science, while getting you up to speed on computational statistics and visualisation. In your second term, you’ll cover two more units, based around machine learning, big data and high-performance computing. Then, in the final third of your programme, you’ll tackle an in-depth masters project.


Our research in Advanced Computational Science

Manchester Metropolitan University’s Department of Computing and Mathematics is home to the Centre for Advanced Computational Science (CfACS) which conducts world‐leading theoretical and applied research in computer science, distributed across five main themes:


· Machine Intelligence

· Data Science

· Smart Infrastructure

· Human‐Centred Computing

· Computational Fluid Dynamics


Research in the School was rated internationally excellent with some rated world-leading in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.


The Centre is characterised by its distinctive mix of expertise, research strengths and cross-discipline working. Its overarching aim is to use computer science to address societal challenges and ensure research has significant impact in areas such as healthcare, future cities and security.


This course is taught full-time over 1 year and the following units will be taken within 1 year.

  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Computational Statistics and Visualisation
  • High Performance Computing and Big Data
  • Data Management and Machine Learning
  • MSc Data Science Project
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