Master of Science Data Science and Business AnalyticsAwarded by: University of Plymouth, UK

Programme Objectives 

The Plymouth MSc Data Science and Business Analytics is a multi-disciplinary programme involving three subject areas: Computing, Business and Statistics. The design of the Masters programme in Data Science and Business Analytics includes 120 credits of core modules and 60 credits of dissertation.

Programme Aims:

  • To deliver a contemporary, multidisciplinary data science and business analytics curriculum that provides students with opportunities to apply acquired techniques critically to develop strategic solutions in an ever more data-dependent world, taking account of basic data protection and security issues;
  • To develop high theoretical and practical competence in the use of software for manipulating, visualizing and modelling structured and unstructured data, together with a broad awareness of computational tools used in analytics applications such as eHealth;
  • To provide an up-to-date tool set, including sentiment analysis, for extracting deep insights relevant to business, science or society from social media and other sources;
  • To cultivate generic skills in structured, methodological programming practice and specific knowledge of computer architectures and data representation mechanisms that allow computational solutions to real-world analytics problems to be critically identified and strategically produced;
  • To offer a choice of modules in finance, marketing or international business that provide cutting edge exposure to an advanced and broad range of business topics;
  • To develop an enhanced ability to communicate effectively critiqued complex technical and professional concepts, including some of their social and ethical aspects, to specialized and non-specialized audiences using modern presentational tools.

Why University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. Plymouth is a three-time winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the University continues to grow in stature and reputation. It has a strong track record for teaching and learning excellence, and has one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university. With over 19,000 students, and a further 9,500 studying for Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world, and over 130,000 alumni pursuing their chosen careers globally, it has a growing global presence.

Plymouth University scores well in law, psychology, geographical sciences, computing (including digital media) and computer science, fine art and art history.

  • Top 10 UK Young University in the 2019 THE Young University Rankings
  • Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2018 – Silver 
  • Ranked 60th in the Guardian Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 77th in the Complete University Guide 2020
  • Ranked 101–150th in the THE Young University Rankings 2019
  • Ranked 126-150th in THE European Teaching Rankings 2019
  • 23 National Teaching Fellowships in HE since 2000
  • The 1st university to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark
  • Whatuni Student Choice Awards: 4th in the international category in 2018
     

Software Development and Databases

Non-Relational Databases in a Big Data Environment

Big Data and Social Network Visualization

Modelling and Analytics for Data Science

Branding and Marketing Communications

International Strategic Management

MSc Project

 

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
12 months   October 2020   September 2021
Part-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
20 months  October 2020   May 2022

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time  S$25,145.00  S$700.00 - S$1,700.00
 Part-time  S$24,610.00

Application fees: S$160.50

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
# Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 21 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

Applicants should hold first or second class honors degree or equivalent in any discipline*  

OR

Mature candidates 30 years and above with 8 years of working experience.

* Applicants need not have any prior knowledge of data analysis or statistics and/or work experience

English Language Requirements

Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE ‘O’ Level

OR

IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 5.5)

OR 

Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English

OR

Pass the MDIS English Placement test  

OR

Equivalent

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 - 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
12 Months  October 2020  September 2021

Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 S$26,750.00  S$2,700.00 - S$2,800.00

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
# Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be of age 21 and above and possess one of the following:

Applicants should hold first or second class honors degree or equivalent in any discipline*  

OR

Mature candidates 30 years and above with 8 years of working experience.

* Applicants need not have any prior knowledge of data analysis or statistics and/or work experience

English Language Requirements

If English is not the first language, applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:

Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE ‘O’ Level

OR

IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 5.5)

OR 

Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English

OR

Pass the MDIS English Placement test  

OR

Equivalent

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detailed information.

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Quick Information

Course Duration

Full-time: 12 Months
Part-time: 20 Months

Award 
MASTERS

Commencement Dates

Full Time Programme
Oct 2020

 

Part Time Programme
Oct 2020

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6796 7660