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Data Science
Data Science MSc
Data Science MSc

Data Science MSc

  • ID:US440013
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
Estimated Total/program:
£25,500.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to hold at least a 2:2 honours degree in a computing or related discipline (mathematics, statistics, engineering). Alternatively, students who have five years’ relevant industry experience will also be considered.

English requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

  • Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

  • Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.

  • O-Level English Language or GCSE English Language

You need grade C or above (UK Exam board).

  • Malaysian SPM 1119

You need grade 6 or above (only grades 1, 2 or 3 are acceptable for Law).

  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II

You need Merit or Distinction.

  • Degree in English

If you have another qualification not listed above, contact the International Office for advice. If you do not have the necessary level of English you may need to take one of the University's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) University Preparation Courses before you begin your course.

Other requirement

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Course Information

This newly developed Data Science course will provide you with the technical and practical skills to analyse big data that is key to success in future business, digital media and science. Study industry-specific topics and specialise in areas such as data mining, machine learning, data analytics and visualisation, and security of big data.

Our close links to industry and businesses in the North East, as well as the research expertise of our academics, makes this course unique and ensures that the course structure is developed according to the needs of the employment sector.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The digital sector will require 300,000 new recruits by 2020, with a specific specialist demand of ‘high-level IT specialists, such as IT architects, big data and security specialists’ (UK commission for Employment and Skills 2013). According to the McKinsey Report (2011), “the demand of people with data science skills is predicted to double over the next five years”.

Job trends data shows a 15,000% increase in the job prospects between 2011 and 2012, recognising big data as the ‘next big thing’ to revolutionise how we work, live and communicate (Indeed, 2016).

Progress in some of the most attractive fields and industries, including government agencies, high technology companies, consulting and market research firms. Benefit from the University’s close links with businesses and employers in the North East and join an industry-driven programme.

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