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  MSc Data Science

University of Sheffield    Information School

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time Award winner
Computer Science (8) Information Services (20)

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Immerse yourself in the world of data with the MSc Data Science programme at the University of Sheffield. This dynamic course equips you with the essential skills to navigate the complex landscape of data analysis and problem-solving within diverse organisational settings. Delve into the core principles of data science, ethical data extraction, and practical applications through engaging case studies. Gain hands-on experience with structured and unstructured data, data mining, and software tools like R, Python, and SPSS. The programme's staged admissions process ensures a comprehensive assessment of your application. With a minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree, you can embark on a transformative learning journey that culminates in a dissertation tailored to your interests. Benefit from a world-class teaching environment that blends academic expertise with real-world insights, preparing you for diverse career opportunities in leading organisations. Join us at the forefront of data science innovation and make a lasting impact in the digital age.

About the course

All organisations face the challenge of how to analyse and use data. On this course, you'll learn data science concepts and how to support data-driven approaches to problem-solving within complex organisational and societal contexts.

Gain an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of data science and its application in different organisational contexts. You'll be provided with a set of fundamental principles that support ethical extraction of information and knowledge from data. Case studies will help to show the practical application of these principles to real life problems.

The programme is centred on three key aspects of data science fundamental data-related principles, supporting infrastructures and organisational context.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree.

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Syeda Gulnoor Zahra

Graduated in 2020

Studying the MSc Data Science course at the Information School equipped me with the right skills and knowledge which is proving very beneficial in my current role as a PhD student in Artificial Intelligence.

My favourite things about studying at the Information School are the quality of education and the support from the academic staff.

My biggest tip for anyone coming to study at the Information School would be to make the best out of the resources available at the department. Do not hesitate to ask questions from your lecturers, tutors etc, no matter how trivial the question may seem.

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