The course

Delivery type
Weekdays (full-time) / Weekends (part-time)
Duration
1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time)
Intake date
September, January* (* part-time only)
Location
Dubai

Our MSc in data science teaches the theory and skills for managing and analysing very large and complex data sets, sometimes referred to as Big Data.

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Overview

You will learn how to model, store and process these data sets using the latest algorithms and techniques and about modern methods and tools for visually exploring them.

The core courses of the programme provide the key skill set of a data scientist: applying machine learning, managing large data sets, and generating interesting visualisations.

The skills acquired will be applicable to business applications, industrial applications and also to scientific data exploration.

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society.

Accreditation

The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai.  All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide

Students undertake four courses in semester 1 and a further four courses in semester 2. On this programme, the following taught courses are mandatory:

Core courses

  • Big Data Management
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Statistical Modelling and Analysis
  • Research Methods and Project Planning

Optional courses

  • Data Visualisation and Analytics
  • Computer Network Security
  • Software Engineering Foundations
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Industrial Programming
  • Biologically Inspired Computation
  • Applied Text Analytics
  • Digital and Knowledge Economy

In addition to these taught courses, students pursuing the MSc qualification undertake a Masters project, which culminates in a dissertation.

Career

The job market in Dubai is fast evolving to accommodate the needs of the emerging knowledge economy towards which the UAE in general and Dubai in particular is moving. Within that context, the job prospects for graduates in MSc Data Science are excellent, both locally and also globally.

Entry requirements

For MSc entry, a good relevant Honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates holding less than a good Honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exams and course work are at MSc level.

To find out about the entry requirements for this programme, kindly call +971 4 4358700 or please send an email to dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one year full-time study in English will be required.

Fees

  • AED 81900*

* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT

Scholarships and bursaries

See our range of degree entry, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and PhD scholarships and discounts.