MSc Data Science with Business 2018/19 entry

Duration Full time 1 year
Discipline
  • Data Science
  • Business and Management
LocationExeter (Streatham)
Start date September

Overview

MSc Data Science with Business combines core Data Science modules, taken from MSc Data Science, with modules in Management, Strategy, Marketing and Accounting. This course is taught in partnership between the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and the University of Exeter Business School. This blend of business and science is designed for students wanting management or leadership roles working with data.

Teaching, taking place over 12 months, covers the fundamental mathematical and computational techniques used to deliver insights and understand phenomena extracted from data sources. Building upon your existing coding skills you will handle complex data sets, learning multiple methods of analysis and efficient approaches to visualisation and presentation. In addition, you will study optional modules on subjects such as governance and ethics, social networks, text analysis and computer vision.

Your project, which forms a major part of the MSc, will maintain a business focus as you explore data science in a commercial environment.

Programme structure 2018/19

Please note: the modules and structure of this course are currently in development. The following is an indicative list only and remains subject to change. 

Code

Title

Credits

Compulsory modules

ECMM4xx

Introduction to Data Science

15

ECMM4xx

Fundamentals of Data Science

15

ECMM4xx

From Data to Decisions

15

ECMMxx

Data in Business and Society

15

ECMMxx

Computer Science Business Project

60

Optional modules

Select at least 30 credits from:

BEMM114

Managing Operations

15

BEMM118

Strategic Innovation Management

15

BEMM119

Strategy

15

BEMM148

Marketing Strategy

15

BEAM045

Accounting for International Managers

15

Select up to 45 credits from:

ECMM4xx

Machine Learning and Statistics

15

ECMM423

Evolutionary Computation and Optimisation

15

ECMM424

Computer Modelling and Simulation

15

ECMM425

Computer Vision

15

ECMM4xx

High Performance Computing and Data Architectures

15

ECMM410

Data Governance and Ethics

15

ECMM4xx

Social Networks and Text Analysis

15

ECMM4xx

Advanced Machine Learning and Statistics

15

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching

Teaching is mainly delivered by lectures, workshops and online materials. Each module references core and supplementary texts, or material recommended by module deliverers, which provide in-depth coverage of the subject and go beyond the lectures.

We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice. All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies, becoming actively involved in a research project yourself.

We aim to provide a supportive environment where students and staff work together in an informal and friendly atmosphere. The department has a student-focused approach to teaching, whereby all members of staff deal with questions on an individual basis. We operate an open door policy, so it is easy to consult individual members of staff or to fix appointments with them via email. As a friendly group of staff, you will get to know us well during your time here.

The assessment strategy for each module is explicitly stated in the full module descriptions given to students. Group and team skills are addressed within modules dealing with specialist and advanced skills. Assessment methods include essays, closed book tests, exercises in problem solving, use of the web for tool-based analysis and investigation, mini-projects, extended essays on specialized topics, and individual and group presentations.

Careers

“The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” - Harvard Business Review

Data Science is changing the way people do business. Mountains of previously uncollectable data, generated by huge growth in online activity and appliance connectivity, is becoming available to businesses in every sector. The opportunities for businesses and individuals who can manage, manipulate and extract insights from these enormous data sets are limitless. A direct result of this is the dramatic increase in demand for individuals with the skills to turn this information into insight is outstripping supply.

Whether you’re looking to take your career in a new direction or for an MSc that will sit alongside your undergraduate degree to land you an exhilarating graduate job, you’re unlikely to find a better choice than Data Science.

Entry requirements 2018/19

A 2:1 degree in a numerate subject.
Good programming ability in recognised modern computer language.

You may be asked to give an interview online or by telephone to assess your programming ability.

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency

Overall score 176. No less than 169 in any section.

Pre-sessional English

Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.

Fees and funding 2018/19

Tuition fees per year 2018/19

  • UK/EU: £10,000 full-time; £5,000 part-time
  • International: £23,000 full-time

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2018.

Contact us

We welcome enquiries about the course. For further information contact:

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Phone: +44 (0) 1392 724061