Master of Data Science

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Computer Science not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree with a major in Data Science, Computer Science or Statistics, with an average grade of B+ or better in courses in those subjects. Candidates with a major in Data Science or a double major in Computer Science and Statistics may be exempted Part 1 (60 points).

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Master of Data Science (MDataSc, 240 points) is a taught Masters programme. Graduates will have an advanced knowledge of techniques of data science including machine learning and statistical methods, and their uses in the world of big data. They will be able to analyse critically the data requirements and sources relevant in several areas of application from the sciences, humanities, social sciences, business or government. They will also have experience of undertaking supervised research, consultancy and data analysis in the workplace. Some graduates will be able to proceed to doctoral studies in Data Science or its uses. Graduates will be prepared to take a leadership role in data-related positions in the workforce.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Computer Science at this level can earn:

$48,000

Median earnings one year after study

$67,000

Median earnings two years after study

$76,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Not Available

Employment rate two years after study

89%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

GCSB Women in STEM Scholarship

Provided by:

New Zealand Intelligence Community - Organisational Development New Zealand Intelligence Community

Website:

https://www.gcsb.govt.nz/working-for-us/gcsb-women-in-stem-scholarship/

Value:

The value of this award is $10,000, which can be spread over three years depending on your study plans.

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Datacom Systems Scholarship in Computer Science

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office

Website:

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

Value:

$5,000 and a summer internship with Datacom

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601
Email: info-desk@vuw.ac.nz
Web: http://www.vuw.ac.nz

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Sources

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