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Data Science and Analytics MSc

UK

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What will I learn?

We live in an age where almost everything that we do is connected to data. Big data and datafication – the increasing transformation of multiple aspects of everyday lives into digital data, pose great opportunities but also risks for contemporary societies. This MA course addresses, explores and creatively utilises this transformation. We place an emphasis on current and future technologies and practices such as algorithms, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, blockchain, data analytics and data mining, the Internet of Things, and others.

This multidisciplinary course brings together media/communication studies and computer science. It combines hands-on and applied approaches with theoretical learning and critical analysis. It will encourage collaboration, creative practice, group work and problem-based learning. You'll apply tools and technologies to your own data challenges and projects, including from your existing professional or cultural, political, social and economic environments. The course also features optional modules from a range of disciplines across the University: Media and Communication Studies, Law, Computer Science, Politics and International Relations, and Cultural Studies.

The course combines technical skills, critical use and creative production. It directly addresses graduates who may wish to acquire a set of skills in relation to data analytics, processing and visualisation, while maintaining and furthering a critical mode of enquiry into practices and trends that shape individuals, organisations and societies today. It also speaks to graduates with technical backgrounds and work experience in data-related industries, who wish to develop a more critical and multidisciplinary understanding of the social, cultural, political and economic implications of data-driven societies today.

Which department am I in?

School of Computer Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 16,889) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 July 2023

Start date

23 January 2023, 25 September 2023

Venue

Cavendish Campus

115 New Cavendish Street,

LONDON,

CITY OF WESTMINSTER,

W1W 6UW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Four-year Bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8+ from an accredited institution. Students applying for postgraduate courses requiring a UK Second Class Upper degree will need a GPA of 3.0 and those applying for a course requiring a UK First Class degree will need a GPA of 3.5. Students are not required to take GRE or GMAT exams. Postgraduate degrees – 6.5 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component (some schools require a minimum of 6.0 in each).

For international students

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) and substantial relevant work experience. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing. TOEFL 88 overall with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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