/MSc Data Science
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
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