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Mathematics and Data Science

University of Stirling

Venues

Stirling Campus

Content

The field of Data Science has seen rapid growth in recent years, with vast amounts of data now being generated by major companies and service providers.

At the same time, it’s recognised that there’s a shortage of qualified analysts, both in the UK and globally, to make the most of this data. Crucially, there’s now a shortage of mathematics graduates with the data analysis skills needed to meet the demands of industry.

The MSc Mathematics and Data Science is one of the first courses to link the two key areas of mathematics and data science, making it uniquely positioned to help you meet this demand.

The course will provide you with a solid foundation in the mathematical analysis of data-driven systems and help you develop your computing skills to apply the techniques you learn on a large scale. You’ll learn the techniques used to approach data using computational analysis and understand the mathematics underpinning these techniques.

You can exit at the end of 12 months with PgCert Mathematics and Data Science.

You can exit at the end of 18 months with PgDip Mathematics and Data Science.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree, or equivalent, in either a mathematics (joint or single honours) or other numerate subject, e.g. physics. Other degrees will also be taken into account, if it can be shown that some mathematical study took place and you have taken and passed advanced mathematics modules in at least some of calculus, algebra, statistics and numerical analysis.

Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant and appropriate work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

24 months

Department

Natural Sciences

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.stir.ac.uk

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