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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

This programme is also available as a 240 credit routeway studied over two years. Students who choose this option will undertake a group design project and dissertation.

  • Study a ground-breaking curriculum linked to industry needs
  • Use industry standard tools and methodologies
  • Undertake an extended project using real world data science problems
  • Learn from academics who are world-leading researchers
  • Use the programme as a basis for PhD study

Data Science is an emerging discipline that aims to extract unique insights by extending the field of statistics to incorporate advances in computing, particularly in relation to large quantities of data.

It is estimated that 90% of the world's data was created in the last two years and that each day, over 2.5 billion gigabytes of data is created. Between 2012 and 2017 the take up of big data analytics amongst large enterprises in the UK more than doubled from 14% to 29%. The number of big data specialist staff working in large firms is predicted to increase by 243% to approximately 69,000 employees.

The challenges in data science are multi-faceted and very complex in their nature, including handling the huge amount of data in incompatible legacy databases. By exploiting cloud computing services, data scientists are now relatively free from the constraints of hardware and can concentrate on applying their domain knowledge and experience to make sense of the data. They can apply advanced statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms to make informed decisions which can deliver a major impact on their organisations. The programme comprises six core modules covering statistical and computing techniques plus an extended research project. It is designed to give you the knowledge to move into the world of work as a qualified Data Scientist or to carry out further research through a PhD or equivalent. It is delivered via a combination of lectures, tutorials and and hands-on computer laboratory sessions. A major component of the MSc programme is the research project module, which will give you the opportunity to work on a high-level original research topic, with guidance from an experienced researcher and supervisor.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

You will be assessed via a combination of exams, coursework and an extended report based on your dissertation project. Typically 50% of your mark comes from coursework and 50% from an exam, although some modules may be assessed entirely by coursework done in the computer lab.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,100per year

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

University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    73rd

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

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