MSc Data Science
This hands on Data Science programme from Middlesex University Dubai blends practice with theory to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and experience to pursue a career in Data Science.
|Duration:||1 year full time
2 years part time
|Starting in:||January, September|
|Tuition Fees (Total):||AED 64,600|
|Location:||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
It includes significant time working in laboratories under the supervision of expert teaching staff, many of who have worked in the industry and are leading experts in the area. Students will be exposed to cutting-edge contemporary research activity within data science that will equip research-oriented students with the potential to pursue a research-based career, and, in particular, further PhD study.
Focusing on the intertwining areas of machine learning, visual analytics, and data governance, the Data Science programme from Middlesex University Dubai aims to strike a balance between theoretical underpinnings, practical hands-on experience, and acquisition of industrially-relevant languages and packages. Students will investigate theoretical concepts while gaining practical experience, ensuring that they have the core skill base to gain a key understanding that will be readily applicable for a career in data science.
Topics will include applied data analytics, practical big data handling, and cloud distribution, as well as legal, ethical and security aspects of data management. Students will also get an insight into how various business areas (HR, Finance, Marketing and others), are using Data Science to crack business issues.
- Modelling, Regression and Machine Learning
- Visual Data Analysis
- Applied Data Analytics: Tools, Practical Big Data Handling, Cloud Distribution
- Legal, Ethical and Security Aspects of Data Management
- Individual Data Science Project (60 Credits) – Compulsory
“I studied BA Honours International Tourism Management at Middlesex University Dubai. The application process was made easy by the University’s friendly Admissions Department, who responded to my application immediately and coached me throughout the process. As a Nigerian student, I chose to study in Dubai because it is a city filled with incredible opportunities, and at the University I have had the chance to meet people from many different countries. As well as making friends from around the world, my lecturers have always been friendly and supportive. Before joining the BA programme, I studied the International Foundation Programme (IFP) at Middlesex University Dubai which prepared me for Undergraduate study.”
Fatimah Sadiq Sani, BA Honours International Tourism Management (Class of 2020)
Future Careers and Employability
The job role of a Data Scientist is now common and reflective of the increased industrial demand; the course itself is designed to cater to the specification of a Data Scientist. Reports show that machine learning, big data, and data science skills are highly in demand, creating a significant number of data-related jobs. Graduates of the programme will be well equipped for careers as a Data Scientists in a range of industries – both public and private sectors.