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MSc in Data Science

Course Description

With the advent of distributed sensor networks and cheap data storage, the acquisition of large datasets is now common both in academic science and industrial practice. Similarly, ongoing research projects are collecting large amounts of biological data that can revolutionise the future of medicine. Mathematicians and computer scientists are providing appropriate and up-to-date tools to deal with these large datasets.

Data science at Sussex can count on a unique interdisciplinary environment including collaboration with life sciences and engineering and informatics. Our faculty will introduce you to the theory and practice of state-of-the- art data science with applications ranging from mathematics to physics, from biology to
computer science.

This MSc is aimed at those who have an interest in data science and its applications to sciences and technology. This course is for you if you are looking to move into industry including financial services, or to pursue further studies such as a PhD with focus on statistics or on applied sciences.

Course structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience.

This cross-disciplinary MSc has three main streams: mathematics and physics, computer science and life sciences.

Autumn term: you take Data Analysis Techniques • Data Infrastructure: Hardware • Data Infrastructure: Software and an option from a list of approved modules depending on the stream chosen.

Spring term: you take Machine Learning and three options from a list of approved modules depending on the stream chosen. All module choices are subject to approval by the course convenor.

Summer term: MSc dissertation.

This course is subject to validation.

Entry Requirements

UK entrance requirements -

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree with an engineering, science, computing, mathematics or life sciences background.

Overseas entrance requirements -

English language requirements:
IELTS 6.0, with not less than 6.0 in each section.

For more information, refer to What qualifications do I need? http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/applying/2015entry/qualifications

Visas and immigration -

Find out more about Visas and immigration - http://www.sussex.ac.uk/international/prospective/visas/

Fees and Scholarships

Fees -

Home UK/EU students: to be confirmed
Channel Island and Isle of Man students: to be confirmed
Overseas students: to be confirmed

For more information on fee status, visit Fees - http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/fees/pg2016

Visit Living costs - http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/livingcosts

Scholarships -

The funding sources listed below are for the subject area you are viewing and may not apply to all degrees listed within it. Please check the description of the individual funding source to make sure it is relevant to your chosen degree.

Visit Postgraduate taught scholarships 2015 - http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2015

Visit Career development and part-time work - http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/careersandalumni

Career Paths

Our graduates become data scientists in industry such as engineering, computing, and financial and banking institutes. Some of them proceed to careers in government institutions, scientific research, teaching, academia and management.

Visit the MSc in Data Science page on the University of Sussex website for more details!

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