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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-22

  • Duration

    12 months

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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£ 16,400per 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

    32nd

  • Campus address

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

Strathclyde welcomes students from all over the world.
It’s home to an International Study Centre offering international students the option to complete pre-master’s programmes.
Welcoming more than 24,000 students from over 100 countries, Strathclyde offers a supportive and vibrant university experience for students of all backgrounds.

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    93.0 93%

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    36
  • Student satisfaction

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    3.94 79%

    24th

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    / Max 217
    200 96%

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    60.0 60%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    25th

    25

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