MSc in Data Science and Analytics

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MSc in Data Science and Analytics

Cork Institute of Technology
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  • 1.5 years


The MSc in Data Science and Analytics at Cork, is a collaboration between the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Science, which aims to develop highly skilled and competent graduates in the rapidly expanding field of Data Science. This collaborative programme provides graduates with a thorough grounding in the theory of Data Science, while allowing graduates to become highly proficient in the technical and practical skills required by employers. The course will equip graduates with the skills to gather, store and process data using advanced techniques such as machine, deep learning and statistical modelling to deliver new insights and knowledge from collected data.

The programme has been designed with industry experts to ensure that in the first two semesters graduates develop core skills in programming, database management, statistical modelling, time series analysis, machine learning, and data visualisation. Students will also learn how to interpret these results to improve business performance. The capstone research project in Semester 3 is a key component of this MSc programme. The project allows the learner to apply the knowledge, skills and competences acquired in the taught modules to research and development applied to a real-world data science problem.

Admission Requirements

  • 2.1 in a Level 8 Honours degree
  • Alternatively, graduates with a 2.2 Honours degree will be considered, subject to having three years relevant experience. See rpl for further details.
  • The language of academic instruction as well as administration is English. Non-native speakers of English require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 to be considered for entry into this postgraduate programme. Appropriate EFL training courses are offered by MTU Cork to applicants who meet the academic programme entry requirements but who need to increase their proficiency in the English language.


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More Information

The growth in the field of Data Science and Analytics has been enormous in recent years with a growing demand for practitioners in a variety of industries. With the ever-increasing growth in data generation and collection, industries now rely heavily on appropriate analyses. Consequently, data science and analytics has become a core component of both the public and private sectors who seek to gain a competitive advantage.

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