University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Data Science

The Master's in Data Science provides students with a thorough grounding in the analysis and use of large data sets, preparing students for responsible positions in the Big Data and IT industries. Students undertake a significant programming team project, and develop their own skills in creating a project proposal and in conducting a data science project.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA 3.0 or equivalent) with computing as a major subject.

Course modules

Core courses: big data; distributed algorithms and systems; information retrieval; machine learning; professional skills and issues; research methods and techniques; Master's team project. Optional courses: advanced operating systems; artificial intelligence; component-based software engineering; computer architecture; computer vision methods and applications; constraint programming; cyber security; enterprise computing; financial software engineering; functional programming; human computer interaction; human computer interaction: design and evaluation; human-centred security; information technology architecture; mobile human computer interaction; multimedia systems and applications; safety critical systems; trends in information security. Depending on staff availability, the optional courses listed here may change.

Assessment methods

To complete the MSc degree students must undertake a project worth 60 credits. This is a project chosen by the student to investigate a challenging but constrained Data Science problem.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time GBP 18,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Part-time GBP 756 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time GBP 756 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time GBP 756 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time GBP 756 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time GBP 756 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
PgDip Part-time - 21 months

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