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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Inverness College UHI

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

What is special about this course?

Are you interested in making an impactful and effective contribution to business through data science? If so, this new MSc Applied Data Science* will allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in data analytics techniques and evaluate their relevance and validity.

You will learn key data science skills using freely available software. Core subjects will cover fundamental theories, ethical considerations and industry-standard techniques, while optional modules will allow you to focus on specific applications.

The range of options include business, computational, and environmental themes. As part of the environmental options, you will gain experience with GIS software and spatial analysis, while in the business-themed options the focus is on business decisions and company culture – can you help it move toward data-driven decision-making? The computational theme has an emphasis on data engineering and machine learning.

The course is delivered online, allowing you the flexibility to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments. You can also tailor your option choices to suit your specific areas of interest.

This course may also be of interest to companies wishing to use it as continuing professional development for their employees.

Special features

  • Flexible optional themes (business, computational and environmental)
  • Learn to apply a wide range of data analytics techniques and evaluate their relevance and validity
  • Make an immediate and effective contribution to an organisation through data science
  • Study current ethical issues in data science and their application to an organisation.

How will I study my course?

Full-time
Part-time (structured)
Part-time (unstructured)

You will learn through a combination of video conference lectures and tutorials, and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors
Full-time students will also receive face-to-face teaching
Part-time students will conduct all studies online, although teaching staff are also available on campus with any queries

How long will my course last?

Full-time: 1 year @ 40 hours per week
Part-time: (structured) 3 years @ 20 hours per week
Part-time: (unstructured) up to 10 years

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of the course you will be well suited for any role with a strong emphasis on data analysis or data science. You might also like to take dual roles within a business, marrying your underlying subject knowledge with your data science skills.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 8,820per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

  • Campus address

    University of the Highlands and Islands, UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5SQ, Scotland

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