Data Science MSc, Lancaster University

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Data Science MSc at Lancaster University

By working with Industry, our MSc Programme has launched the Data Science careers of over 70 students in 2 years.

Lancaster University was one of the first institutions to offer a dedicated Data Science MSc. Data Science skills are essential for most modern organisations, but employers have found these skills to be scarce. Working with both Industry and UK Government Agencies, Lancaster University identified the skills needed to succeed in real-world Data Science and has created a programme that combines teaching these skills with the opportunities for students to use them in Industry.

Our programme is unique in its deliberate focus on multidisciplianry learning. Effective data science requires skills drawn from a range of disciplines and therefore our programme is offered jointly by The School of Computing and Communications, The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lancaster University Management School and The Lancaster Environment Centre.

The School of Computing and Communications teaches programming, systems development, and machine learning. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics teaches statistical methods, modelling and inference. Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) teaches business analytics and data mining. The Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) delivers specific training in environment science and research methodology.

The inter-disciplinary syllabus provides specialist subject knowledge principled in the belief that ‘the greatest opportunity for innovation comes from working across disciplines’.


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