UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Data Science (with specialisation in Statistics)

Data science brings together computational and statistical skills for data-driven problem solving, which is in increasing demand in fields such as marketing, pharmaceutics, finance and management. This programme will equip students with the analytical tools to design sophisticated technical solutions using modern computational methods and with an emphasis on rigorous statistical thinking.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a quantitative discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Knowledge of mathematical methods and linear algebra at university level and familiarity with introductory probability and statistics is required. Relevant professional experience will also be taken into consideration.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Introduction to statistical data science; introduction to supervised learning; statistical design of investigations; statistical computing. Optional modules: Applied Bayesian methods; decision and risk; factorial experimentation; forecasting; quantitative modelling of operational risk and insurance analytics; selected topics in statistics; stochastic methods in finance i; stochastic methods in finance ii; stochastic systems; affective computing and human-robot interaction; graphical models; statistical natural language processing.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and classes, some of which are dedicated to practical work. Assessment is through written examination and coursework. The research project is assessed through the dissertation and a 15-minute presentation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time GBP 23,020 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time GBP 5,725 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 11,460 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 5,725 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 5,725 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 5,725 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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