University of Glasgow: Data Science MSc

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Computing Science
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Email socs-pgt-director@dcs.gla.ac.uk
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught

Summary

The Masters in Data Science is a specialist version of the MSc (Computing Science) which will provide you with a thorough grounding in the analysis and use of large data sets together with experience of conducting a substantial development or research project focused on Data Science techniques, preparing you for responsible positions in the Big Data and IT industries.

**Contact: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk
September start
MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**
- The School of Computing Science is ranked 7th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020).

- The School is a member of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance: SICSA. This collaboration of Scottish universities aims to develop Scotland's place as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research and education.

- The School works closely with The Data Lab, an internationally leading research and innovation centre in data science whose core mission is to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from data. The Data Lab funds several research projects within the School, and holds numerous data science seminar, networking and coding events throughout the year. In addition, this year the Data Lab is offering 9 funded MSc(Data Science) places to home and EU students.

- You will benefit from having 24-hour access to a computer laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**
Modes of delivery of the MSc in Data Science include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.
**Core courses**
- PROGRAMMING AND SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT (H)

- RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS (M)

- INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS (M)

- MACHINE LEARNING FOR DATA SCIENTISTS (M)

- MSC PROJECT FOR COMPUTING SCIENCE+

**Specialist courses - choose at least 3**
- BIG DATA: SYSTEMS, PROGRAMMING, AND MANAGEMENT (M)

- DEEP LEARNING (M)

- INFORMATION RETRIEVAL (M)

- WEB SCIENCE (M)

- RECOMMENDER SYSTEMS (M)

- TEXT AS DATA - AN INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENT ANALYTICS (H)

**Specialist courses - choose one**
- ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (M)

- PROBABILITY (LEVEL M)

- REGRESSION MODELS (LEVEL M)

- STATISTICAL INFERENCE (LEVEL M)

**Security courses - choose at least one**
- CYBER SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS (M)

- CYBER SYSTEM FORENSICS (M)

- CRYPTOGRAPHY AND SECURE DEVELOPMENT (M)

- SAFETY-CRITICAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT (M)

- HUMAN-CENTRED SECURITY (M)

**Optional courses (choose at most two)**
- ADVANCED NETWORKING AND COMMUNICATIONS (H)

- ADVANCED SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING (M)

- CONSTRAINT PROGRAMMING (M)

- HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION DESIGN AND EVALUATION (M)

- INTERNET TECHNOLOGY (M)

- MOBILE HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION (M)

- ROBOTICS FOUNDATIONS (H)

- PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES (H)

Please note the availability of optional courses is dependent on staff availability and timetabling constraints.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/
**CAREER PROSPECTS**
You will be well qualified for responsible software development positions, not only in the IT sector but also in many other sectors such as education, engineering, health services, financial services, government, manufacturing, retail, and transport. Expertise in Data Science & Big Data is particularly prized by employers.

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  • is ranked 67th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2020
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