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MSc Data Science and Business Analytics

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This one-year conversion MSc is designed for graduates from a wide range of disciplines and experience. It gives you skills in data analytics, computing and business. Using sophisticated analytics techniques, including social network visualisation and sentiment analysis, and professional software, including R tidyverse, Python, C# and SQL/NoSQL, you gain the skills and knowledge to transform data into commercial value and boost your employability.

Careers with this subject

You are in a prime position to pursue a wide variety of prestigious and extremely well-rewarded positions, which include, but are not restricted to: data analyst and data manager, research and business analyst, social media and business strategist, data scientist and data engineer.

Key features

  • Equips applicants from all undergraduate degrees with broad professional competence in one of the world economy’s most sought-after postgraduate subject areas.
  • Offers an equal number of taught credits in the three areas of analytics, computer science and business, with a wide choice of available business modules.
  • Provides a flexible individual project in one or more of the three taught areas supervised by world-leading subject experts.
  • Establishes high proficiency in the use and application of state-ofthe-art programming languages including R, Python, C#, SQL and NoSQL.
  • Benefits from easy access to cutting-edge specialist labs and next-generation software and hardware on a single campus. You may access facilities such as our NVIDIA seed-funded GPU Research Centre and our High-Performance Computing Centre.
  • Develops modern analytics expertise for obtaining business, scientific and social insights from big data sources and social media such as Twitter.
  • Enjoy research-led teaching from leading academics with world-renowned expertise in data science, data analytics, statistics, computer science and business.
  • Offers a range of general and merit-based postgraduate scholarships for local and international students.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,200per 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 Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 122 1

    47th out of 113 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    121 57%

    60th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    73rd

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    72nd

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    128 57%

    55th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    49th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    87th

    5

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