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Master of Science in Data Science for Politics and Policymaking

University of Strathclyde University of Strathclyde, UK

Intake Sep 2023

Sep 2022

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GBP 17400

Tuition Fee (GBP)

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 Free

Application Fee

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12 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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80

TOEFL

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55%

Min GPA

Program Overview

The MSc in Data Science for Politics & Policymaking is designed to meet the growing demand for graduates with the ability to use big data to solve complex political and social problems. It's perfectly suited to those looking for careers in political campaigns, think tanks, interest groups associated with shaping public policy and the civil service.

This Masters-level course equips you with the ability to design, commission, and implement projects that capture and analyse large quantities of online data from a diverse set of sources. It combines advanced training in social science research design and policy analysis with classes that enable you to understand the mechanics behind capturing and organising large amounts of data.

The course looks to solve the key challenge of the use of big data in the public sphere, the lack of specified research and policy goals, by providing you with the know-how via core classes in Research Design, Public Policy and Qualitative Methods. Alongside these classes, you'll receive training that allows you to understand the mechanics behind capturing and organising large amounts of data.

Study with us

  • Develop the skills to use big data to solve complex political and social problems
  • Understand the mechanics behind capturing and organising large amounts of data
  • Undertake a research or client-based project

Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have a Bachelor's degree.

    6.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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