The MSc in Data Science NFQ Level 9 course provides students with a comprehensive knowledge base and skillset to fulfil and succeed in a variety of roles within data science driven organisations. The course is designed to meet current industry needs and provides students with a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the analysis and utilisation of large data sets, together with experience in conducting data science development projects, thereby preparing graduates for positions of responsibility in the Big Data and IT industries. As well as studying a range of core taught modules, learners will undertake a significant research and/or programming project to further enhance their skillset from the creation of a project proposal to the delivery and deployment of a significant data science project. This innovative course will build on participants’ professional and personal skills in areas such as presentation, communication and soft skills as well as data science development, integration and critical thinking around the design, implementation and deployment of data science solutions and systems in industry.
The aim of this programme is to provide learners with an understanding and ability to critically evaluate and utilise data analytics and the associated processes, systems, algorithms, technologies and insights garnered, ethically, in appropriate contexts. The programme also focuses on current research in the field and enables participants to review and critically assess this research.