University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Data Science

This programme prepares you to become a proficient data scientist, developing your specialist knowledge in subjects that are crucial for mastering the vast and ever-more complex information landscape that is characteristic of modern, digitally empowered organisations. You will gain advanced knowledge in areas such as data mining, machine learning, and data visualisation, including state of the art techniques, programming toolkit, and industrial and societal application scenarios.

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in computer science or an appropriate numerical discipline (e.g. mathematics, engineering, management sciences). English language: IELTS 6.5, with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Semester one: Machine Learning; Foundations of Data Science; Data Visualisation; Cloud Application Development; Foundations of Artificial Intelligence; Evolution of Complexity; Intelligent Agents; Foundations of Web Science
Semester two: Data Mining; Advanced Databases; Advanced Intelligent Agents; Advanced Machine Learning; Computational Finance; Open Data Innovation; Semantic Web Technologies; Simulation Modelling for Computer Science; The Science of Online Social Networks; Computational Biology; Applied Statistical Modelling; Advanced Computational Modelling II
Plus three-month independent research project culminating in a dissertation

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

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Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8059 5500