University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI): Applied Data Science

InstitutionUniversity of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
Department Science, Technology and the Environment
Web https://www.uhi.ac.uk
Email info@uhi.ac.uk
Telephone 01463 279190
Study type Taught

Summary

What is special about this course? Are you interested in making an impactful and effective contribution to business through data science? If so, this new MSc Applied Data Science will allow you to develop your skills and knowledge in data analytics techniques and evaluate their relevance and validity.

You will learn key data science skills using freely available software. Core subjects will cover fundamental theories, ethical considerations and industry-standard techniques, while optional modules will allow you to focus on specific applications.

The range of options include business, computational, and environmental themes. As part of the environmental options, you will gain experience with GIS software and spatial analysis, while in the business-themed options the focus is on business decisions and company culture – can you help it move toward data-driven decision-making? The computational theme has an emphasis on data engineering and machine learning.

The course is delivered online, allowing you the flexibility to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments. You can also tailor your option choices to suit your specific areas of interest.

The part-time course is delivered online, allowing you the flexibility to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments. The full-time course is delivered on campus at Inverness College UHI. Whether you prefer to study part-time or full-time, you can tailor your option choices to suit your specific areas of interest.

This course may also be of interest to companies wishing to use it as continuing professional development for their employees.

Further information on the course, including more information about the individual modules, can be found in the student handbook which is frequently updated.

Special features ◾Flexible optional themes (business, computational and environmental) ◾Learn to apply a wide range of data analytics techniques and evaluate their relevance and validity ◾Make an immediate and effective contribution to an organisation through data science ◾Study current ethical issues in data science and their application to an organisation

How long will my course last? ◾Full-time: 1 year @ 40 hours per week ◾Part-time: (structured) 3 years @ 20 hours per week ◾Part-time: (unstructured) up to 10 years

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