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MSc Social Data Science

  • Explore ways to apply data analysis techniques to a range of substantive policy related questions and develop skills in evidence-based decision making
  • Choose to specialise within a policy subfield such as social and family policy, economic and public policy, environment, criminal justice and security
  • Delivered by the highly successful Q-Step Centre for Applied Data Analysis providing you with the essential mathematical and programming skills to acquire and analyse data
  • Put your market-leading social data science skills into practice with optional work placements or industry-based research consultancy projects
  • You’ll gain an understanding of complex political and cultural issues, often in continually changing environments which will be relevant to both business and public sector careers or PhD study

This MSc is an extension of the successful Q-Step programme training social scientist undergraduates in quantitative methods and is one of several data science MSc delivered at Exeter.

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