Data science as a subject is multi-disciplinary, and covers more than one area. As a data scientist, you will use scientific and mathematical methods, algorithms, processes and systems to extract, organise and analyse data. Data sets come in all sizes, and can be both structured and unstructured, and you will be responsible for understanding how to work with that data. Data scientists can help to solve problems, make predictions, and aid growth in business.
A postgraduate degree in data science will allow you to build on the knowledge you gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will cover more specialist and complex areas of data science. These modules could include advanced programming, databases, data management, web application development and software development.
Your degree will be delivered through lectures and seminars, as well as incorporating practical sessions. Your course will likely be focused on preparing you for your final dissertation or data science project, as well as equipping you with skills to help develop your career.