Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Data Science (Taught)

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Course summary

Data can provide insights to shape decision-making, power scientific innovation, improve business operations or inform government policy. But it takes state-of-the-art statistical and computational methods to unlock that power. Our MSc Data Science course lets you master those methods. On this data science masters, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills to acquire, curate, manage and analyse data for solving real-world problems. You will gain essential, transferable computational and statistical thinking skills to create and deploy data-driven products and knowledge. And you’ll look at ways to solve challenges in a range of potential, data-rich, application domains, such as health, climate, transportation and sales. You will have the flexibility to set the direction for your postgraduate studies with a masters project of your own design. While you’ll have the one-to-one support of your supervisor, it’s a solo project – as much about developing computing skills as it is about building confidence and autonomy, vital skills for the workplace. We’ll help you put the technical skills into a real-world, professional context – helping you communicate your findings in the workplace, and address any of the legal or ethical questions that come with data processing. Whether you plan to continue your studies onto PhD level or you’re looking ahead to a career as a data scientist, data architect, database developer or big data analyst, this masters degree in data science can pave the way. - Optional Placement Year This course is available with an optional industrial placement year, giving students the chance to tailor their knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill-set. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and gain transferable workplace skills, providing a real boost to your CV when you graduate. - Features and Benefits - Excellent facilities – The Department has an extensive range of equipment in our own specialist laboratories, together with the support of our dedicated technical staff. - Professional accreditation - This course is accredited by the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) providing a strong professional focus. - Leading research – Our research is rated 'internationally excellent' with some rated 'world-leading' in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). - Professional standards – We’re an Academy for the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) - we deliver their partner programme which provides a pathway for students towards a rewarding, high-growth IT career. - Thriving technology sector – Being in Manchester puts the largest creative and digital technology sector outside the capital on our doorstep. - Optional placement year – Boost your career prospects and put theory into practice with an industry placement.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

You'll need a UK honours degree in a STEM subject – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent. We might also consider applications with relevant lower-level qualifications, together with substantial professional experience in a related field. International students please see mmu.ac.uk/international


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For further information, visit: mmu.ac.uk/postgraduate
Data Science at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS