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      Data Science - Master's Programme

      Programme, Master's (2nd cycle), 120 credits, DSCMA
      Master of Science

      Data Science - Master's Programme

      Programme, Master's (2nd cycle), 120 credits, DSCMA
      Master of Science

      Application

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      Autumn 2020
      Location: Campus (Skövde), Pace: 100%
      Application closed

      Application

      16 october 2019 - 15 january 2020

      Application code HS-41255 at universityadmissions.se

      Programme Syllabus

      When? Where? How?

      Study period: 31 august 2020 - 5 june 2022
      Location: Skövde, Campus
      Pace of study: 100%

      Courses (syllabus)

      Find the complete course list in the programme syllabus.

      Admission Requirements

      A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) within the fields of Informatics, Computer Science or similar, as well as skills equivalent to 15 credits in Programming and 15 credits in Mathematics or Statistics. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course 6 / English course B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS, TOEFL or the equivalent.

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      Language

      The courses are conducted in English.
      Autumn 2021
      Location: Campus (Skövde), Pace: 100%

      Application

      16 october 2020 - 15 january 2021

      Application code HS-41278 at universityadmissions.se

      Programme Syllabus

      When? Where? How?

      Study period: 30 august 2021 - 4 june 2023
      Location: Skövde, Campus
      Pace of study: 100%

      Courses (syllabus)

      Find the complete course list in the programme syllabus.

      Admission Requirements

      A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) within the fields of Informatics, Computer Science or similar, as well as skills equivalent to 15 credits in Programming and 15 credits in Mathematics or Statistics. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course 6 / English course B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS, TOEFL or the equivalent.

      Selection

      Credits awarded.

      Language

      The courses are conducted in English.
      Data Science is the collective name for various kinds of methods that are used to analyse large quantities of complex data, also known as big data. Data science provides critical support to decision makers in many professions, allowing them to make decisions based on information specific to their particular circumstances.

      About the programme

      Data science is based primarily on the areas of informatics such as programming, data mining, artificial intelligence, and visualization. It is used in many application areas, such as business intelligence, the detection of anomalies in patterns of behaviour, analysis of services in cloud computing, and in bioinformatics and genetics.

      The focus of your studies

      The programme focuses on three main areas: intelligent data analysis, programming and decision support. Example courses are artificial intelligence, data mining, programming, visual analytics and business intelligence.

      The University of Skövde has a strong research profile in informatics. This means that after graduation there are excellent opportunities for you to continue your studies and pursue a doctoral degree. All of the teachers in the programme have experience in data science research and the majority are working on ground-breaking projects so that students are exposed to the latest trends in this important and exciting area.

      Upon completion of your studies

      The career opportunities are almost endless. With a degree in Data Science, you can work, for example, as a data analyst, a software developer, or a technical specialist. There is an extensive and increasing demand, nationally and internationally, for data scientists who master this subject and who understand all the links in the chain of processing, analysing, and extracting knowledge from big data. Glassdoor has ranked Data Scientist as the no. 1 job in USA, and 5 of the top 10 US jobs are related to Analytics, Big Data, and Data Science.

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      Published: 1/7/2020
      Edited: 1/7/2020
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