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  MSc Data Science and Communication


University of Liverpool    Department of Communication and Media

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Communication & Media Studies (7) Computer Science (8) Sociology (33)

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The Data Science and Communication MSc is a cutting-edge programme that explores the impact of data on our communication practices in our increasingly digitized society. Whether you're interested in understanding how Big Data influences decision-making or creating innovative chatbots, this MSc equips you with the skills to navigate the Networked Society. With a focus on empirical, technical, and theoretical training, you'll learn computational techniques to study social behaviors, as well as the principles of communication studies and the social sciences. The programme offers flexibility with part-time study options and a range of assessment formats. Join us to become a pioneer in the fast-changing digital media sector.

About the course

The MSc in Data Science and Communication is designed for students who have an interest in the way data and data processing are shaping our communication practices as society becomes increasingly digitised. Whether you want to investigate how Big Data impacts our daily decision-making practices or learn how to create innovative communication chatbots, this MSc will provide you with the necessary means to successfully navigate the Networked Society.

The programme offers state-of-the-art empirical, technical and theoretical training. You will have the opportunity to learn cutting edge computational techniques to study social behaviours at scale, alongside a deep grounding in the principles of communication studies and the social sciences.

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Entry Requirements

You will normally need a 2:1 honours degree, or above, or equivalent. This degree should be in communication studies, social sciences or humanities subjects, or a technical discipline such as computer science or information technology.

Applicants with a degree in another subject, who also have appropriate professional experience, will be considered on an individual basis.

On receipt of your application, we’ll discuss a possible research topic with you, either in person or via email. This will help us to match you to a suitable dissertation supervisor and aid your choice of optional modules.




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