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Data-Intensive Analysis (MSc)

University of St Andrews

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc in Data-Intensive Analysis is an interdisciplinary course providing students with an understanding of how data is used to gain useful insights in all areas of scientific endeavour. The programme has a substantive statistical component – both theory and practice – allied to computational data science and visualisation.

Course information

The MSc in Data-Intensive Analysis is a one-year taught programme run collaboratively by the Schools of Mathematics and Statistics and Computer Science. The course consists of two semesters of taught modules followed by an 11-week project leading to the submission of a 15,000-word dissertation in August.

Highlights

  • The course develops practical skills in derivation, validation and deployment of predictive models based on collected data, and provides training in the use of industry- and research-standard technologies and techniques.
  • Students undertake a significant project including a wide-ranging investigation leading to their dissertation, which enables them to consolidate and extend their specialist knowledge and critical thinking.
  • Students have 24-hour access to modern computing laboratories, provisioned with dual-screen PC workstations and group-working facilities.

Careers

Alumni of Computer Science MSc programmes have gone on to work in a variety of global, commercial, financial and research institutions, including:

  • Amazon
  • American Express
  • Avaloq
  • Barclays Capital
  • BP
  • Capricorn Ventis
  • Hailo
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • Microsoft
  • Rockstar
  • Royal Bank of Scotland, Tesco Bank, Lloyds
  • Skyscanner
  • Symantec
  • TriSystems

Application deadline

11 August 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 24,240per 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 St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 113

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    223 100%

    1st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    28th

    25

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