The course

Delivery
Full-time, Part-time
Course type
Taught
Location
Edinburgh
Entry date
September

Contact

Overview

Our Applied Data Science Masters programme is for you if you want to learn how to take data-driven decisions and practice your skills in a wide range of applications. The programme simultaneously focusses on the statistical foundations of data science and and its applications in different areas of industry and research. It will provide you with a strong theoretical understanding of the results and techniques required to perform analysis of data and make decisions based on data. It will also give you an opportunity to apply these techniques in applications ranging from signal and image processing, communications, and robotics, to finance, ecology and complex networks.

This is a joint MSc programme between the Schools of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering and Physical Sciences. The two Schools have a multidisciplinary staff team with strong expertise in Data Science and is various applications.

Course content

Core Courses

  • Statistical Models
  • Statistical Machine Learning
  • Bayesian Inference and Computational Methods
  • Scalable Inference and Deep Learning I
  • Scalable Inference and Deep Learning II

Optional Courses

  • Information Theory and Communications
  • Mathematical Ecology
  • Derivatives Markets and Pricing
  • Probabilistic Methods
  • Multidisciplinary Research Project
  • Critical Analysis and Research Presentation
  • Data Assimilation with Climate Change
  • Stochastic Simulation
  • Stochastic Networks
  • Research and Industry Topics 

Entry requirements

Admission requires at least an upper second-class mathematical or engineering degree with a substantial mathematical content.

English language requirements

Important: If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability.

The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5, we also accept TOEFL (scores of 79 and higher).

We also offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your master’s programme:

  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no more than one skill at 4.5);
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills);
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)

Fees

Tuition fees for 2020 entry (by residency status)
Status* Full-time Part-time
Scotland / Non-UK EU £7400 £3700
England / Northern Ireland / Wales £7400 £3700
Overseas £19800 £9900

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

Scholarships and bursaries

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate scholarships.