Almost every communication or interaction that takes place in the world today involves a digital interface, whether this is a computer, a laptop, a mobile phone, a smartcard, a camera or a sensor. All of the information form these myriad of these interactions is stored as data. All of this data can be mined to make better decisions, to make better systems, to do better research.
Recent advances in computational power, machine intelligence and the massive growth of sources of data has led to the development of a new area study: Data Science.
We are no longer looking at data about machine parts or airlines, or stocks and shares; we are looking at data about people and the word they inhabit. Jake Porway (Executive Director of DataKind) says: “A data scientist is a rare hybrid, a computer scientist with the programming abilities to build software to scrape, combine, and manage data from a variety of sources and a statistician who knows how to derive insights from the information within. S/he combines the skills to create new prototypes with the creativity and thoroughness to ask and answer the deepest questions about the data and what secrets it”. This programme is designed for such people.
This Data Science (DS) MSc programme is the evolution of the MSc Advanced Computer Science and is built around the strong skill base of experts in the Mathematics and Computer Science department. The programme has been built illustrate how new technologies, cutting edge research and novel scientific perspectives can be used together to influence future society in significant and fundamental ways.
Mathematics is a fascinating and exciting subject. It is the language of modern business and commerce, engineering, science and technology and is as old as mankind. At Liverpool Hope, you will develop a passion and enthusiasm for mathematics and its applications. Mathematics encompasses many analytical and numerical methods that are used to solve scientific and industrial problems.
The MSc at Liverpool Hope has been designed to develop your analytical and problem solving skills, and has project work at its core. Mathematicians are needed in all areas of science and industry, and the skills they bring to those working environments can be invaluable.
You will have the chance to work on your own project with guidance and support from experts in their respective fields. You will learn the skills necessary to be an efficient mathematician in industry and in academia. As well as learning these skills, you will also be taught a variety of mathematical topics from the familiar such as numerical methods and mathematical modelling, to the perhaps more unfamiliar such as cyber security and fractal geometry.