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Data Science for Politics & Policymaking

University of Strathclyde

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Strathclyde

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc in Data Science for Politics & Policymaking is designed to meet the growing demand for graduates with the ability to use big data to solve complex political and social problems. It is perfectly suited to those looking for careers in political campaigns, think tanks, interest groups associated with shaping public policy and the civil service.

This Masters level course equips you with the ability to design, commission, and implement projects that capture and analyse large quantities of online data from a diverse set of sources. It combines advanced training in social science research design and policy analysis with classes that allow you to understand the mechanics behind capturing and organising large amounts of data.

Assessment

Government & Public Policy modules will have their own methods of assessment appropriate to the nature of the material. These include written assignments, blogs, podcasts, practical team projects, presentations, individual projects, and exams. Most modules involve more than one method of assessment to help you realise your potential. These account for two thirds of the total assessment. Your dissertation, produced over the summer, accounts for one third of the total assessment.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

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

University information

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University of Strathclyde

  • University League Table

    31st

  • Campus address

    University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G1 1XQ, Scotland

Strathclyde welcomes students from across the world.
The university's International Study Centre offers international students the option to complete pre-master's programmes.

Subject rankings

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    21st out of 113 4

    10th out of 86 7

  • Entry standards

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    193 86%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    49th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    50th

    27
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    / Max 217
    192 93%

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    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

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    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    50th

    4

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