MA30280: Applied data science
[Page last updated: 23 October 2023]
Academic Year:  2023/24 
Owning Department/School:  Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Credits:  6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] 
Notional Study Hours:  120 
Level:  Honours (FHEQ level 6) 
Period: 
 Semester 2

Assessment Summary:  CWES 100% 
Assessment Detail: 
 Coursework  Individual (CWES 50%)
 Coursework  Individual (CWES 50%)

Supplementary Assessment: 
 Likeforlike reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)

Requisites: 
Before taking this module you must take MA20227 AND take MA30279

Learning Outcomes: 
 Be able to interact with clients to understand the appropriate application of data science methods to solve practical problems;
 Grasp the practical aspects of the analysis of data;
 Write and present critical and informative reports of analyses of data
 Apply the theory of statistics and machince learning in a practical context

Aims:  To provide experience in Data Science, from the planning and design of studies, through practical analysis to the reporting of results.

Skills:  Problem solving (T, F, A), computing (T, F, A), written communication (F, A)

Content:  Application of data science methods in practical situations. Formulating data science problems. Choosing an appropriate method of analysis, modelbuilding, verification of assumptions. Working with reallife data. Presentation of results in an appropriate format.

Course availability: 
MA30280 is Compulsory on the following courses:
Department of Mathematical Sciences
 USMAAFB20 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science (Year 3)
MA30280 is Optional on the following courses:
Department of Mathematical Sciences
 USMAAFB15 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences (Year 3)
 USMAAAB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFB01 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
 USMAAFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 4)
 USMAAAM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 5)

Notes:  This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2023/24 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2024/25 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2023/24.
 Courses and units are subject to change in accordance with normal University procedures.
 Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any prerequisite rules.
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