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Victoria University of Wellington Master of Data Science – MDataSc
Victoria University of Wellington

Master of Data Science – MDataSc

Wellington, New Zealand

2 Years


Full time

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08 Jul 2024

NZD 10,934 / per course



Expand your expertise with the Master of Data Science, and apply a fusion of mathematics, computer science, statistics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to solve real-world problems.

Interpret the Rapidly Changing World

Fifteen years ago, the role of data scientist was unheard of. Today, it’s an established role in business and government departments around the world. The nature of the role is constantly shifting as data sources, software tools, and techniques change. Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to move and adapt to these changes.

Our graduates leave with an advanced understanding of techniques in data science, including machine learning and statistical methods and their uses in the world of big data. You will be able to critically analyse data requirements and sources in a variety of areas of application from the sciences, humanities, and social sciences to business and government.

Contribute to Society

Data Science can assist equitable social and economic outcomes through the interpretation and dissemination of information, enabling communities to learn about themselves and others.

You'll learn about the unique characteristics of working with data collected by, for, and about Māori, and how the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi apply: in particular, the considerations of Māori sovereignty in data collection, transfer, storage, and publication.

Gain Practical Experience

Demand for data scientists in the commercial and state sectors is rapidly growing, and the role of data scientists has been consistently ranked among the top jobs of recent years.

The MDataSc has a professional focus and involves you completing a five-week work placement with one of our industry partners. These partners include a range of data science consultancies, government departments and agencies, and private companies. Here, you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned to a professional environment, developing your practical competence and honing your professional skills.


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