Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The MSc Data Science will provide you with the technical and practical skills to analyse the big data that is the key to success in future business, digital media and science. The MSc Data Science provides you with these skills. Studying this Masters, you will learn the mathematical foundations of statistics, data mining and machine learning, and apply these to practical, real world data. As well as these statistical skills, you will learn the computational techniques needed to efficiently analyse very large data sets. You will apply these skills to a range of real world data, under the guidance of experts in that domain. You will analyse trends in social media, make financial predictions and extract musical information from audio files. The degree will culminate in a final project in which you will you can apply your skills and follow your specialist interests. You will do a novel analysis of a real world data of your choice. The programme includes: A firm grounding in the theory of data mining, statistics and machine learning; Hands-on practical real world applications such as social media, biomedical data and financial data with Hadoop (used by Yahoo!, Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, IBM, Amazon, and many others), R and other specialised software; The opportunity to work with real-world software such as Apache. Data Science is one of the fastest growing sectors of employment internationally. Big Data is an important part of modern finance, retail, marketing, science, social science, medicine and government. The study of a combination of long established fields such as statistics, data mining, machine learning and databases with very modern and strongly related fields as big data management and analytics, sentiment analysis and social web mining, offers graduates an excellent opportunity for getting valuable skills in advanced data processing.

Start Date:

EXPECTED OCT-2020. EXPECTED OCT-2020.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,140 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £15,040 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,140 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,070 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,520 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,070 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in computing, physics and engineering, mathematical sciences or finance, and an interest in and capability for working in interdisciplinary contexts. In exceptional circumstances, outstanding practitioners or individuals with strong commercial experience may be considered.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0.