Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Data Science

The MRes Data Science is a multidisciplinary course that allows students to specialise in one of three areas relevant to today's digital economy. Industry is currently facing a large shortfall of people who have the skills to process data in a developed way. The pathways on offer within this advanced course will enable you to engage with technology in a way that meets the ever-evolving demands and requirements of the data revolution. Depending on your chosen subject area, you will graduate with one of the following qualifications: MRes Computer Science MRes Data Science MRes Statistics The course is suitable for students who have enjoyed the research components of their undergraduate degree and wish to prepare for a research-based career. It also offers excellent preparation for Doctoral study. Likewise, it is appropriate for people who are already working and who wish to either develop their research skills or undertake a research project to enhance their continued professional development.

Entry requirements

We normally require an honours degree of 2.1 or above (or the equivalent if it is a non-UK degree) in a relevant subject.

With your application you should submit a 300-500 word draft project proposal to include a project title, aim or research question, possible methods and six relevant references.

You may be invited to informal interview, where your proposal will be discussed and appropriate optional modules selected. International students who are not able to attend an informal interview may be interviewed electronically or by telephone.

Course modules

The course consists of two taught modules. You will then undertake a supervised extended research project in one of the available subject areas.
Research Design and Methodologies (30 credits) covers qualitative and quantitative research methods, their use and analysis.
Research Literature Portfolio (30 credits) a subject specific module designed to develop your research skills through reviewing, evaluating and presenting a portfolio of independently generated research material relevant to your extended project. Includes library skills development.
Extended Research Project (120 credits) allows you to investigate a relevant research topic in detail, working with a research supervisor and drawing on the skills developed in the taught modules.

Assessment methods

We will use a variety of assessment tools throughout the course. These include coursework, a portfolio, written exams and an extended research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,042 per Credit (Channel Islands) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 583 per Credit (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 583 per Credit (England) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 583 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 583 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 583 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years

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