Postgraduate taught 

Data Science MSc



  • To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project in an area of your choice, worth 60 credits. You will investigate a challenging but constrained computing science problem, and will design, implement, evaluate, and demonstrate a software system.
  • The project will integrate the subject knowledge and generic skills that you will acquire during your Masters.
  • We offer a wide range of projects, and each student is normally allocated a different project. We take your preferences into account when we allocate the projects.
  • You will also have the opportunity to propose your own project, subject to academic approval.

Examples projects

Here are some typical project titles:

  • Big Data modern database showdown
  • Support for PBS batch jobs in Hadoop 2.0
  • Real-time corroboration of information from Twitter using follower graphs
  • A Hybrid Learning to Rank Approach for an Effective Web Search Engine
  • Fair pricing models for the Big Data era

Furthermore for students hoping to continue into research, we have four major research sections:

  • human computer interaction (GIST)
  • formal analysis, theory and algorithms (FATA)
  • information, data and analysis (IDA)
  • computer systems (GLASS)

Most MSc students choose projects offered by these groups, giving them an opportunity to go on to PhD study. See details of our research