Edinburgh Napier University MSc Data Science


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Program Description

Big data

About the Programme

Data science is defined as a systematic enterprise that builds and organises knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions. (Dhar, V., Communications of the ACM, Vol 56 No. 12, pg 64-73, http://cacm.acm.org/ magazines/2013/12/ 169933-data-science- and-prediction/abstract

This master in data science will provide data scientists with the skills needed to be productive in a world of data and âbig dataâ.


The online MSc Data Science is suitable if you are currently employed in a data-related role in your company, it could be a technical, software or business context position for which you would like to enhance your skills.

Aimed at existing professionals this data science online course provides a framework to focus on the particular requirements of your organisation and your individual professional developmental requirements.


University: The Times Higher Education places us in the top 5% of world universities. We are number 1 in the UK for nurturing student talent, according to the 2017 Guardian University Guide.

Mode of study: Online

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this course is normally a Bachelorâs degree at 2:2 or above in an appropriate field, for example, software development, business or computing analytics. The University may also consider qualifications that demonstrate acquired knowledge at SCQF level 10.

Applicants would normally be in a job role related to data science and would have some experience in associated technologies such as databases, software development and related fields.

If English is not your first language, you will need to undertake an approved English language test. You can discuss the available options with your personal academic consultant.

Career Path

Being employed as a âdata scientistâ already the potential for growth is in-house and within your company, where you could possibly head a data science department.


  • Doctorate in Business Administration(DBA)
  • Doctor of Philosophy(PhD)
Last updated May 2019

About the School

Stafford was formed in 1993, in the UAE, with the sole intention of providing distance education assistance to the business professionals in the Middle East to achieve good quality internationally rec ... Read More

Stafford was formed in 1993, in the UAE, with the sole intention of providing distance education assistance to the business professionals in the Middle East to achieve good quality internationally recognised qualifications that would mark them as serious managers and advance their careers.Starting with 7 students in 1993 over a decade later we are involved with an average of 1000 students a year availing distance education. All are serious minded busy managers proving to the world that they mean to succeed.Stafford is entirely focussed on assisting full-time professionals in business with quality distance learning to accelerate their careers through independent study.Stafford works throughout the Middle East and Levant region offering distance learning Executive MBA’s, Doctorates, BA’s, diplomas and more.We pride ourselves on our commitment to the academic and business success of our students, our excellent relationships with our UK universities, our integrity and the high quality of our academic and administrative support staff. Read less
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