What Will You Study
This MSc is aimed at those students who wish to develop skills in the emerging discipline of Data Science. A variety of routes through the MSc are provided, allowing students to choose from a range of elective modules based on their own interests. Example routes are:
Data Science Systems – how to build large-scale systems for answering data science questions.
Data Mining – how data mining can be performed at scale, and in a range of application areas.
Statistical Inference – advanced techniques for model inference from data.
Marketing, Sales, and Finance
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Data Mining
- Data Science Fundamentals
- Programming for Data Scientists
- Statistical Inference
- Statistical Methods and Modelling
- Likelihood Inference
- Generalised Linear Models
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Director of Studies: Dr Matthew Rowe.
Duration: 12 months.
Entry requirements: A second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a subject relevant to Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics.
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Assessment: Coursework and examination.
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Further information: www.scc.lancs.ac.uk/masters/DataScience
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