MSc Data Science (Computer Science Data Informatics) / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

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Course description

The range of pathways reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the course and we welcome applications from students with backgrounds in a range of disciplines, including:

  • business and management;
  • health science;
  • social sciences;
  • geography;
  • planning;
  • computer science;
  • mathematics.

We provide training in core data science skills, embedded in a disciplinary context provided by the pathway, you will develop:

  • computational skills;
  • data analytical skills;
  • data stewardship skills and knowledge;
  • project design skills.

Aims

This innovative MSc in Data Science course is an opportunity for graduates from a broad range of disciplines to develop data science skills.

Our goal is to help you develop into an agile, skilled data scientist, adept at working in a variety of settings and be able to meet the challenges and rewards of interdisciplinary teamwork.

Course unit details

Through a set of core units, you will develop a set of key data science skills.

The core units are:

  • Machine Learning and Statistics (both semesters);
  • Understanding Databases;
  • Understanding Data and their Environment;
  • Applications in Data Science.

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Principles of Digital Biology COMP60532 15 Optional
Introduction to Health Informatics COMP60542 15 Optional
Data Engineering COMP60711 15 Optional
Representation Learning COMP61021 15 Optional
Text Mining COMP61332 15 Optional
Computer Vision COMP61342 15 Optional

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