MSc in Data Science

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24-33 months


15 December 2019




Monthly Fee: $510**
Full Fee: $8,960*
(*Exclusive Stafford Grant)

The Edinburgh Napier University Online MSc Data Science programme is aimed at professionals in technical, software or business related positions, who are employed in the capacity of a data related role in an organisation.

This Masters course in Data Science is designed to equip students to pursue excellence within their organisational settings by enhancing their skills, knowledge and understanding of data analysis tools and techniques.

The programme's main aim is not just the professional development of the students, but also to encourage students to focus on specialist areas in their professional field.

The MSc Data Science programme has a work based learning component, The Advanced Professional Practice module, which runs over three trimesters (12 months). In this module, certain projects related to Data Science will be administered where students will be required to dedicate around 10-15 hours per week to the project. This will provide practical learning opportunities and will serve as an evidence for meeting academic outcomes of this module.

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Edinburgh Napier University has external links with numerous local, national and international organisations within the data science discipline, which provides exceptional opportunities for research and knowledge transfer.

The programme is delivered purely online, which offers students the opportunity to study anywhere, anytime, and with no travel involved, but graduate on campus in the UK. The university's flexible study time table allows you to complete your module assessment within the specified submission dates.

The university's virtual learning platform allows students to interact with specialist tutors and fellow students, share and discuss insight and experiences, and even network with professionals from across the globe. The online portal also provides access to the global online support team who assist students throughout the course of their studies.

The online data science degree equips students with critical thinking and analytical skills to work in senior management roles in global organizations. The course uses a holistic approach related to Data Analytics whilst imparting theoretical and practical knowledge.

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Students will normally hold a Bachelors' degree with 2:2 classification, or above, in a relevant field, such as software development, business or computing analytics. The University may also consider qualifications that demonstrate acquired knowledge at SCQF level 10.

With regards to work experience, applicants with experience in job roles related to data science are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, experience in associated technologies such as databases, software development and related fields are also considered.

For applicants whose first language is not English, an approved English language test is normally recommended, however, alternative options can be further discussed with your personal academic consultant.

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Successfully completing the Online Data Science Masters programme will pave a career progression towards the role as a leading Data Scientist. The programme also enhances your opportunities of promotions towards numerous higher management positions.

Please note that Edinburgh Napier University’s website (www.napier.ac.uk) is the most up to date source of information regarding courses. We strongly recommend that you always visit the website before making any commitments.

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