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University of Glasgow: Data Science

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Computing Science
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
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.

The School of Computing Science is ranked 6th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022).

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 of Computing Science is ranked 6th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022). 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.

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 & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR DATA SCIENTISTS (M)
  • MSC PROJECT FOR COMPUTING SCIENCE+

Specialist courses (choose at least four)

  • DEEP LEARNING (M)
  • INFORMATION RETRIEVAL (M)
  • WEB SCIENCE (M)
  • RECOMMENDER SYSTEMS (M)
  • TEXT AS DATA - AN INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENT ANALYTICS (M)

Security courses (choose at least one)

  • CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS FOR MSC (M)
  • HUMAN-CENTRED SECURITY (M)

Optional courses (choose at most one)

  • HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION DESIGN AND EVALUATION (M)
  • INTERNET TECHNOLOGY (M)
  • SECURED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (M)

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

Details for the new courses for the next academic year (shown above in black rather than blue) will be available in August.

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. You will also be well qualified to proceed to a PhD in computing science.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to work for companies such as Amdocs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Sky UK. Positions include Software Developer and Data Scientists.

MSc

University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

Rankings

The University:

  • is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
  • 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 …
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