Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Data Science

This programme will provide you with the technical and practical skills to analyse the big data that is the key to success in future business, digital media and science. The rate at which we are able to create data is rapidly accelerating. According to IBM, globally, we currently produce over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day. This ranges from biomedical data to social media activity and climate monitoring to retail transactions. These enormous quantities of data hold the keys to success across many domains from business and marketing to treating cancer or mitigating climate change. The pace at which we produce data is rapidly outstripping our ability to analyse and use it. Science and industry are crying out for a new generation of data scientists who combine the statistical skills of data analysis and the computational skills needed to carry out this analysis on a vast scale. This programme provides you with these skills. You will learn the mathematical foundations of statistics, data mining and machine learning, and apply these to practical, real world data. As well as these statistical skills, you will learn the computational techniques needed to efficiently analyse very large data sets. You will apply these skills to a range of real world data, under the guidance of experts in that domain. You will analyse trends in social media, make financial predictions and extract musical information from audio files. The degree will culminate in a final project in which you will you can apply your skills and follow your specialist interests. You will do a novel analysis of a real world data of your choice.

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,550 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,550 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,170 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,550 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,550 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,550 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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020 7919 7850