This one year conversion MSc is designed for graduates of a wide range of disciplines and experience. It will give you skills in data analytics, computing and business. You can choose your focus through optional modules and your choice of masters level project topic.

The growing availability of huge amounts of data in business and industry is generating a high demand for people able to handle and exploit big data. Using sophisticated analytics techniques, including social network visualisation and sentiment analysis, and professional software, including R tidyverse, Python, C# and SQL/NoSQL databases, you will gain the skills and knowledge to transform data into commercial value and boost your employability.

Key features

  • Equipping applicants from all undergraduate degrees with broad professional competence in one of the world economy’s most sought-after postgraduate subject areas.
  • Offering an equal number of taught credits in the three areas of data modelling, computer science and business, with a wide choice of available business modules.
  • Providing a flexible individual project in one or more of the three taught areas supervised by world-leading subject experts.
  • Establishing high proficiency in the use and application of state-of-the-art programming languages including R tidyverse, Python, C# and SQL/NoSQL databases.
  • Benefitting from easy access to cutting-edge specialist labs and next-generation software and hardware on a single campus. You may access facilities such as our NVIDIA seed-funded GPU Research Centre and our High-Performance Computing Centre.
  • Developing modern analytics expertise for obtaining business, scientific and social insights from big data sources and social networks such as Twitter.
  • Enjoy research-led teaching from leading academics with world-renowned expertise in data science, data analytics, statistics, computer science and business.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline.

Career progression

IBM predicts that the demand for data scientists will soar by 28 per cent by 2020. Data science and analyst jobs are among the most challenging to fill, taking five days longer to find qualified candidates than the market average. Employers are willing to pay premium salaries for professionals with expertise in these areas.

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