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MSC Data Science and Analytics

MSC Data Science and Analytics

University College Cork

The MSc in Data Science and Analytics is a significant collaboration between the Departments of Computer Science and Statistics; designed to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge required to help companies and public bodies deal with ever increasing and complex data.  The programme emphasises the application of Computer Science and Statistics methodologies helping transform data into useful information that can support decision making.  

This programme aims to prepare students to manage, analyse and interpret large heterogeneous data sources.  Graduates will design, compare and select appropriate data analytic techniques, using software tools for data storage/management and analysis, machine learning, as well as probabilistic and statistical methods. Such abilities are at the core of companies that constantly face the need to deal with large data sets.

Companies currently seeking graduates with data analytics skills include: firms specialising in analytics, financial services and consulting, or governmental agencies.


Core subjects include:

  • Data Mining
  • Foundations of Statistical Data Analytics
  • Generalised Linear Modelling Techniques
  • Database Technology
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Introduction to Relational Databases
  • Database Design and Administration


Elective Subjects Include:

  • Optimisation
  • Analysis of Networks and Complex Systems
  • Internet Computing for Data Science
  • Stochastic Modelling Techniques


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