Data Science and Big Data Analytics at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Data Science and Big Data Analytics (Taught)

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Course summary

Globally, the need for data scientists has grown at a faster rate than those qualified with the required skills. Professionals with the right expertise in data analytics use cutting edge technologies to turn data into valuable knowledge. As data is being used increasingly to personalise, aggregate, and measure our everyday experiences, there is also a growing need for those who can develop such systems in a responsible and ethical manner. By studying this Master’s Programme, you will be perfectly positioned to meet this demand. You will learn how to use various models, methods, tools and techniques to convert data into information and knowledge that can be understood by non- specialists, in order to make informed decisions for governments, companies, and other organisations-based on facts, statistical numbers and trends. This will be enhanced by developing your knowledge of interdisciplinary skills and statistics, software programming, and using modern data analysis and visualisation technologies. KEY COURSE FEATURES This course is designed as a conversion Masters which will provide you with opportunity, regardless of your previous subject area, to pursue a career in Data Science. Learning and teaching will help you pave a wealth of skills, knowledge, tools and technology to ensure a smooth transition into this specialist area. Data science is a platform with a complex blend of technology, algorithm development, and data interference. We have developed our course to ensure that you are equipped with cutting-edge knowledge-recognising the current and predicted future of the field. We will transform your understanding, inspiring you to make informed judgements by critically evaluating security, legal, ethical and privacy issues-considering the environmental impact of current and emerging big data technologies and applications. Our team are leading research-active professionals, on hand throughout the course to support your learning with their knowledge and expertise.


There are six main modules which are 20 credits each, followed by a 60 credit dissertation, making a total of 180 credits. All modules are core. MODULES Postgraduate Study and Research Methods Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms Database Systems and Data Analytics Big Data Challenges and Opportunities Data Analysis and Visualisation Machine Learning Dissertation The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

Postgraduate Study & Research Methods Coursework - 40% - 1500 words Coursework - 60% - 2500 words Database Systems and Data Analytics Coursework - 50% - word count -N/A Coursework - 50% - 3000 words Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities Portofolio – 100% Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms Portfolio - 70% Project – 30% Data Analysis and Visualisation Portofolio – 100% Machine Learning Portfolio - 70% Project – 30% Dissertation Research Proposal - 10% - 2,000 words Dissertation - 90% - 15,000 to 20,000 words

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for the MSc programme is an Honours Degree of at least 2:2 classification or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a subject other than Computer Science. In some cases applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references. If you are an international student please visit the countries pageand select your country to see the relevant academic and English language entry requirements. If you have any questions or would like further information about this course, entry requirements or application process, please contact our Admissions and Enquiries Team. APPLYING FOR THE COURSE If you are applying as a home or European Union student, you should make your application electronically through the direct application form. A paper version is available upon request from the Admissions and Enquiries Team. If you are applying as an International Student, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus. You will also be able to track your application status and receive your offer letter and CAS letter here.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5940 Whole course
Northern Ireland £5940 Whole course
Scotland £5940 Whole course
Wales £5940 Whole course
International £12500 Whole course

Additional fee information

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Data Science and Big Data Analytics at Wrexham University - UCAS