Do you want to develop skills in the emerging discipline of data science?
Our unique Masters has been developed in conjunction with industry partners and offers you the opportunity to gain relevant skills and study specialist pathways to suit your interests. We bring together expertise from our School of Computing and Communications, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University Management School and CHICAS in the Faculty of Health and Medicine.
We offer a core set of data science modules with specialism in either computing or statistical inference, and a range of optional modules with themed pathways.
Students study core topics (75 credits) including:
- research methodology
- computer programming
- data sourcing and management
- statistical modelling and inference
- the use of computing technology to handle large and complex data sets
A variety of routes through the MSc are then available. You can choose from a range of elective modules (45 credits) according to your skills, interests and career aspirations. These modules are grouped into the following themes:
- Population Health
- Business Intelligence
You will then undertake a 12-week summer placement either within an industry in a business setting, or as part of an academic research project (dissertation 60 credits). This course will prepare you for a direct entry into careers as data scientists or for research leading to a PhD. The MSc course is designed to be studied full-time over one year, but part-time study over two years is possible.