The online learning platform Coursera is proud to announce a new Master’s degree (MSc) in Data Science (Statistics) from the University of Leeds, one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK and recognized among the top 100 universities worldwide.
Developed in partnership with the School of Mathematics and the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), the degree program will equip students with the required data skills and prepare them for careers in healthcare, environmental science and other data-based STEM fields. .
Careers related to data science are already in high demand and are likely to increase further in the next few years. In fact, the global data analytics industry is estimated to grow by more than 500% by 2030. People with technical skills and qualifications such as an MSc in Data Science from the University of Leeds will be well placed for the future job market.
The master’s offers both basic data science courses and specialized statistics courses. Students will develop a range of skills, including knowledge of key programming languages, the ability to analyze large datasets and an understanding of data manipulation and management. The course includes hands-on projects that allow students to demonstrate their skills to potential employers and prepare for leadership roles in the business, government and non-profit sectors.
Prof. Jeff Grabill, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Student Education, said: “This is a fantastic example of our investment in digital technology and commitment to expanding our portfolio of fully online education for the benefit of students around the world. We have an ambitious strategy to transform learning for students, and by offering fully online courses like this MSc in Data Science, we can give people who would never be able to set foot on campus the opportunity to experience our high-level teaching and research. . We aim to remove boundaries in education and digital education allows us to engage with the world in a different way – adding to the already excellent study opportunities already available at the University of Leeds.”
Marni Baker Stein, Coursera’s Chief Content Officer, said, “This degree program offers students a great opportunity to gain highly sought-after skills that are essential in today’s data-driven workforce. By bringing this degree online, we’ve opened it up to all our students around the world and enabled more people to get a world-class education. This program offers a transformative learning experience that is not only accessible but also adaptable to the evolving demands of the industry.”
The Online MSc allows students to participate in an interactive and engaging learning experience remotely. Students can connect with teachers and peers through live and asynchronous online content such as discussions, activities and tutoring. The program also allows students to try open degree-related courses before applying, with any progress made counting towards a full degree.
The University of Leeds is recognized as one of the top 100 universities in the world and this partnership with Coursera will enable students from around the world to access its world-class expertise and gain valuable in-demand skills that will better prepare them for STEM careers.
Applications are open
Applications for the MSc are now open, with the first cohort starting in January 2024. For program details and to launch the application, visit: coursera.org/degrees/msc-data-science-ul/.