Master of Science Data Science and Business Analytics

Provided by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

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Awarded by University of Plymouth, UK


Course introduction

Introduction


The Plymouth MSc Data Science and Business Analytics is a multi-disciplinary programme involving three subject areas: Computing, Business and Statistics. The design of the Masters programme in Data Science and Business Analytics includes 120 credits of core modules and 60 credits of dissertation.

Programme Aims:

  • To deliver a contemporary, multidisciplinary data science and business analytics curriculum that provides students with opportunities to apply acquired techniques critically to develop strategic solutions in an ever more data-dependent world, taking account of basic data protection and security issues;
  • To develop high theoretical and practical competence in the use of software for manipulating, visualizing and modelling structured and unstructured data, together with a broad awareness of computational tools used in analytics applications such as eHealth;
  • To provide an up-to-date tool set, including sentiment analysis, for extracting deep insights relevant to business, science or society from social media and other sources;
  • To cultivate generic skills in structured, methodological programming practice and specific knowledge of computer architectures and data representation mechanisms that allow computational solutions to real-world analytics problems to be critically identified and strategically produced;
  • To offer a choice of modules in finance, marketing or international business that provide cutting edge exposure to an advanced and broad range of business topics;
  • To develop an enhanced ability to communicate effectively critiqued complex technical and professional concepts, including some of their social and ethical aspects, to specialized and non-specialized audiences using modern presentational tools.



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


  • Software Development and Databases
  • Non-Relational Databases in a Big Data Environment
  • Big Data and Social Network Visualisation
  • Modelling and Analytics for Data Science
  • Branding and Marketing Communications
  • International Strategic Management
  • MSc Project



Entry Requirements


Local and International Application
Entry Requirements
Applicants must be of age 21 and above and possess one of the following entry requirements:
Applicants should hold first or second class honors degree or equivalent in any discipline* 
OR
Mature candidates 30 years and above with 8 years of working experience.
* Applicants need not have any prior knowledge of data analysis or statistics and/or work experience

English Language Requirements
Applicants must meet at least one of the following English Language requirements:

Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE ‘O’ Level
OR
IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 5.5)
OR
Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51
OR
MDIS Professional Certificate in English
OR
Pass the MDIS English Placement test 
OR
Equivalent
 



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Full-time: 12 Months
Part-time: 20 Months

 



Fees & Funding


Fees & Structure (Local)

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time  S$25,145.00  S$700.00 - S$1,700.00
 Part-time  S$24,610.00
Application fees: S$53.50

Fees & Structure (International)
 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 S$26,750.00  S$2,700.00 - S$2,800.00
Application fees: S$481.50

Note:
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
# Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.
 

 

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