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MATH5872M Dissertation in Data Science and Analytics

60 creditsClass Size: 135

Module manager: Luisa Cutillo

Taught: 1 Jun to 30 Sep View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module will prepare students for project work in data science. This module brings together all the skills and knowledge that the students have gained in the MSc Data Science and Analytics taught programme. Students will develop independent working skills and communication skills through working on a project and presenting the results.


On completion of this module, students should be able to:
a) complete with guidance the planning, execution and maintenance of a data science project;
b) effectively present the outputs of their project in the appropriate context.

Learning outcomes
Transferable Skills:
- Investigate and understand a data science problem;
- Mathematical type-setting;
- Writing techniques;
- Programming.


Each student will be supported through a suitable project in data science. The title and objectives of the project will be approved by the Module Leader. As far as possible, the projects will reflect the particular interests of individual students. Projects in different topics as well as different styles will be available to meet students’ interests.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours594.00
Total Contact hours6.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)600.00

Private study

Reading relevant background material, writing outputs that effectively demonstrate understanding of the project elements, and performing computations and analyses as required with support.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Monitoring by regular project meetings.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ReportStudents should prepare a report on their findings. This may be accompanied by additional outputs as required by the project brief e.g. posters, slide decks, programmes. In addition, most projects will include a presentational element associated with one of the outputs.100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:54:43


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