Human and Social Data Science - MSc

University of Sussex    School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

Data is everywhere and affects every aspect of our lives and our society – from fitness trackers to online shopping to social media. Data is used to understand human behaviour, and to inform policy, journalism and strategy.

This course is for you if you:

  • are a graduate in the social sciences, business or the humanities
  • have an interest in data and data-driven methods
  • plan a career in the field of data science.

Understanding how and why data is used, and the societal and ethical implications of doing so, are at the heart of this MSc. On the course, you’ll explore:

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Entry Requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in Psychology, Economics, Business, or another Social Science subject with a good level of numeracy. You may also be considered for the course if you have an undergraduate degree in a different subject area and can demonstrate that you have ability with data and a reasonable level of Maths (this can be demonstrated in your school leaving qualifications).


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