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Data Science (MSc)

Award
Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
September 2020

About this course

Become a proficient data scientist with a master’s in Data Science at the University of Southampton.

You’ll study the latest techniques and technologies, including data mining, machine learning, and data visualisation. By the end of your studies, you’ll be able to develop original ideas and solve problems using advanced data science methods. You can apply what you have learned in fields such as data journalism, open government and social media.

Data scientists help organisations handle large amounts of data produced by digital technologies. Southampton is recognised around the world as a leader in many of the topics that form our data science curriculum. We offer one of the only data science master's programmes in the UK that covers every subject needed to become a skilled data scientist in industry, government or academia.

Our module teachers use their latest research to inform their teaching in emerging topics like:

  • intelligent agents
  • computational finance
  • open data innovation
  • the science of online social networks
  • deep learning

Module options are flexible, so you can pursue your interests and adapt the programme to prepare you for your ideal career. We’ll also give you access to dedicated project labs, computer workstations, and infrastructure for large-scale analysis.

Course lead

Your course leader specialises in database systems research, with a focus on using data appropriately and effectively. Visit Dr Age Chapman’s staff profile to learn more about her work.

MSc Data Science at the University of Southampton

Data Science is one of the most exciting developments of the digital age. Professors Elena Simperl and Les Carr, along with students and employers, discuss how data science will help tackle some of the greatest challenges of our times.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.