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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22, SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Make discoveries in data and bring value to businesses and organisations. With a postgraduate degree in Data Science, you can enhance your existing computing knowledge, or gain new skills that can help you secure a role in one of the fastest-growing employment fields in the digital economy.

Developed as one of the UK's first postgraduate conversion courses in this field, our BCS-accredited degree is designed to equip graduates and professionals from a wide range of disciplines and with a demonstrable mathematical aptitude, with analytical knowledge and applied programming skills.

Available with full and part-time study routes, the course provide learners with specialist data science knowledge to apply in a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, commerce, professional services and the built environment. Start dates are available each January and September.

The University of Salford is a leading regional study centre for computer science - and a great place for you to further your data science journey. We are excited to be part of the GM Cyber Foundry, the Greater Manchester city region's blueprint to be a global leader in cyber and digital research and intelligence.

You will:

  • Develop an awareness of the latest developments in advanced databases, data mining and big data tools such as Hadoop
  • Gain SAS certification while you study through our partnership with the SAS Student Academy
  • Work with real-world messy data and gain experience across the data science stack
  • Explore 'Big Data', machine learning and data visualisation

EMPLOYMENT

Demand for data scientists outstrips supply and the is continued demand for qualified, talented graduates across many global industries. With this qualification, you’ll be equipped with the skill set and technical knowledge relevant for the data science and big data job market.

CAREER LINKS

Salford leads an industrial liaison committee to gain advice on our computing programmes and course content. Companies involved in this initiative include Web Applications UK, AutoTrader, Cooperative, DAI and FastWebMedia - a mixture of companies who rely on IT and data for their operations. This diversity ensures we understand industry needs from multiple perspectives and helps us to nurture graduates with strong employability and transferable skill sets.

Students can also exit with PGDip awards.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,030per 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 Salford

  • University League Table

    83rd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

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