MSc Data Science (2 Years)

Programme Code: F2D4-TDS

Programme Director: Alasdair Gray

This programme is available in  Edinburgh.

Programme Structure and Progression Rules 

Computer Science Postgraduate Handbook

Programme Structure

Year 1

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F21DF Database and Information SystemsF21AS Advanced Software Engineering
F21SF Software Engineering FoundationsF28CD Creative Design Project
F29AI Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Agents 
Semester 1 (Optional – choose 1)Semester 2 (Optional – choose 2)
F28WP Web Programming F17SC Discrete Mathematics
F29DC Data Communications and Networking F27CS Introduction to Computer Systems
C69RP Research Preparation in English 1  C11PA Project Management
 C69RQ Research Preparation in English 2 *

* C69RQ option requires C69RP

Progression to Year 2 depends on passing 8 courses at grade D or better with an 8 course average of 50% plus getting a grade C or better on F21DF, F21SF and F29AI.

Year 2

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F21DL Data Mining and Machine LearningF21BD Big Data Management
F21SA Statistical Modelling and AnalysisF21RP Research Methods and Project Planning
Semester 1 (Optional – choose 2)                        Semester 2 (Optional – choose 2)
F21BC Biologically Inspired ComputationF21CA Conversational Agents and Spoken Language Processing
F21CN Computer Network SecurityF21DE Digital and Knowledge Economy
F21IF Information Systems Methodologies F21DV Data Visualisation and Analytics
F21SC Industrial ProgrammingF21EC e-Commerce Technology

Semester 3: F21MP Masters Project and Dissertation