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Masters in Data Science by Staffordshire

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Any Graduation Degree

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    About the Program

    5 Unique Specialisations

    5 Unique Specialisations

    Choose from 5 specialisations as per your background & career aspirations.

    Dedicated Career Assistance

    Dedicated Career Assistance

    Get job opportunities & mock interviews with hiring managers. Further your career with our 300+ hiring partners.

    Executive Program in Data Science Certification

    Executive Program in Data Science Certification

    Get a Executive Certificate in Data Science from a UGC approved university based in India.

    Program Overview

    Key Highlights

    Complimentary Python Programming Bootcamp
    Complimentary Python Programming Bootcamp
    60+ Case Studies and Projects
    60+ Case Studies and Projects
    Blended Learning with Live & Recorded Classes
    Blended Learning with Live & Recorded Classes
    On-campus immersion at Staffordshire (optional)
    On-campus immersion at Staffordshire (optional)
    Masters from UK
    Masters from UK
    No Cost EMI Option
    No Cost EMI Option
    High performance coaching (1:1)
    High performance coaching (1:1)
    Just-in-Time Interviews
    Just-in-Time Interviews

    Our Masters in Data Science imbibes the best of industry-relevant concepts and practices. Many notable names like JCB, Steelite and FedEx have their headquarters in Staffordshire. Our unique pedagogy is a reflection of this high-tech manufacturing and commercial hub.

    Syllabus

    Best-in-class curriculum taught by leading academicians and industry experts

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    Top Subjects you will learn

    Statistics, Predictive Analytics using Python, Machine Learnview more

    Job Opportunity

    Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Product Analyst, Machine Learnview more

    Who Is This Programme For?

    Any specialization can be chosen regardless of background. Tview more

    Minimum Eligibility

    - Any Graduation Degree
    - 6 months of work-ex by the sec
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    Sample Lecture

    Check out this preview featuring one of India’s Top Data scientists, S Anand. Watch as he explains the degenerative technique of data analysis that’s used to generate newer insights, even while working with a smaller dataset.

    Instructors

    Below are some of the top faculties that covers the course curriculum in the Executive Certificate Program Data Science by upGrad Academy Pte Ltd.

    Syllabus

    Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects, assignments and live sessions
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    500+
    Hours of Learning Content.
    60+
    Case Studies and Projects
    Choose Business Analytics
    As a specialization
    14+
    Tools and Software

    Pre-Program Preparatory Content

    • Data Analysis in Excel
    • Analytics Problem Solving

    Course 1: Data Toolkit

    12 Weeks
    • Introduction to Python
    • Programming in Python
    • Python for Data Science
    • Data Visualization in Python
    • Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Credit EDA Case Study
    • Inferential Statistics
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Data Analysis using SQL
    • Advaced SQL & Best Practices
    • SQL Assignment: RSVP Movies

    Course 2: Machine Learning-I

    10 Weeks
    • Linear Regression
    • Linear Regression Assignment
    • Logistic Regression
    • Classification using Decision Trees
    • Unsupervised learning: Clustering
    • Basics of NLP and Text Mining
    • Business Problem Solving
    • Case Study: Lead Scoring

    Specialisation - Business Analytics

    22 Weeks
    • Bagging & Random Forest
    • Model Selection & General ML Techniques
    • Time Series Forecasting
    • Model Selection Case Study
    • Visualisation using Tableau
    • Advanced Excel
    • Visualisation using PowerBI
    • Structured Problem Solving using Frameworks
    • Data Storytelling
    • AirBnB Case Study
    • Operations Research in Excel
    • Data Architecture
    • Data Strategy
    • Business Case Study
    • Capstone Project

    Research Methodologies

    8 Weeks
    • Introduction to Research and Research Process
    • Research Design
    • Literature Reviewing
    • Research Project Management
    • Report Writing and Presentation Skills
    • Scientific Ethics

    Master's Dissertation

    16 Weeks
    • Investigate dietary patterns and metabolite fingerprints of takeaway (fast) food consumers using PCA and Clustering methods
    • Investigate a diagnosis of eye diseases using imaging ophthalmic data
    • Structure medical images with information geometry
    • Using Social media feed to place tweets regarding natural disasters on a map
    • Preventing credit card fraud through pattern recognition
    • Developing a recommender system for a Media giant
    • Risk modelling for Financial activities and Investment Banking

    Specialisations

    Topics Covered

    Business Analytics

    22 Weeks
    Course 3: Advanced Machine LearningCourse 4: Data Visualisation and StorytellingCourse 5: Solving Business RequirementsCourse 6: Capstone Project

    The upGrad Advantage

    Strong hand-holding with dedicated support to help you master Data Science
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    Industry-Leading Course Curriculum & Content

    Industry-Leading Course Curriculum & Content
    Case-based Pedagogy
    • Tools and Simulations, 50+ Caselets overall
    • Learn from industry cases for practical application
    Courses taught by Industry Experts
    • Industry Experts teach sessions in every course to keep it industry-relevant
    Blended Learning
    • Mix of Live Classes & Recorded lectures for your convenience
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    Extensive Learning Support

    Extensive Learning Support
    Expert Feedbacks & Supervisors
    • Personalised expert feedback on assignments and projects
    • Additional live classes by experts to clarify concept-related doubts
    • A dedicated thesis supervisor for one-on-one supervision on your research project.
    Doubt Resolution & Feedbacks
    • 24*7 Student Support, dedicated "Talk to Us" option and email ID
    • Quick doubt resolution by industry experts & peers on forums
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    Job Fairs & Networking Events

    Job Fairs & Networking Events
    Maximize career transitions through Job Fairs
    • Held across 2-3 key cities every few months
    • Interview with our hiring partners and connect with them
    Network with hiring partners and fellow Masters in Data Science learners
    • Network with your Masters in Data Science program peers
    • Meet other upGrad Masters in Data Science learners for cross-learning
    • Meet industry experts, upGrad teams and alumni in fun-filled Networking Basecamps!
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    Unparalleled Career Services

    Unparalleled Career Services
    Personalised Mentorship & Coaching
    • Mentorship by industry experts to help you determine your Career Path & Options
    • One-on-one coaching to help you get the best career transition
    Mock Interviews, Resume Building
    • Get on-demand mock interviews for when you have to prepare for interviews
    • Use our AI-driven Top Resume Buiding tools to impress recruiters
    benefits

    Campus Immersion at Staffordshire, UK

    Campus Immersion at Staffordshire, UK
    Experience the campus life at Staffordshire, UK
    • Experience the campus life, on campus
    • Interact with faculty members on-campus
    • Gain real-world exposure by learning in an authentic setting
    • Engage with a vibrant community of professionals
    • *Included in the program fee with Immersion

    Admission Process

    There are 4 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:

    Program Fee - Indian Residents

    4,50,000/-

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    *The program fees comprises Executive Program in Data Science Certification from a UGC Approved University and the MSc. in Data Science from Staffordshire University.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Course Curriculum

    What is the Master's in Data Science with upGrad?

    The Master's degree is an engaging yet rigorous 18-month online program designed specifically for working professionals to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate entry into data science careers. The certification is awarded by Staffordshire University

    What should I expect from the Master's Degree in Data Science?

    Expect to carry out several industry-relevant projects simulated as per the actual workplace, making you a skilled data science professional at par with leading industry standards.

    What should I NOT expect from the Master's Degree in Data Science?

    The program is NOT going to be easy. It will be requiring at least 15 hours of time commitment per week, applying new concepts and executing industry relevant projects.

    Which topics are going to be covered as part of the program?

    The program is designed for working professionals looking for a transition or growth into the data domain. 

    Considering the requirements of different data roles in the industry, the curriculum is designed. Topics: Basics of SQL, Python, Statistics and EDA, Basic Machine Learning Models Business Analytics: Advanced Machine Learning, Storytelling and Advanced Business Problem Solving

    What type of learning experience should I expect?

    The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. Offline upGrad BaseCamps will also facilitate peer-to-peer interactions.

    Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

    Post successful completion of the program, a Executive Program in Data Science Certificate would be granted from a UGC Recognised university based in India.

    Time Commitment

    What is the time commitment expected for the program?

    At least 15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the program.

    Career Prospects and Support

    How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

    Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

    Refund policy/Financials

    What is the program fee for the Master's Degree in Data Science?

    Without Immersion: Rs. 4,75,000 (including tax)

    Is there any deferral or refund policy for this Program?

    The Student needs to successfully complete the foundation program in Executive Program in Data Science from upGrad Institute, to be eligible to continue with the M.Sc. in Data Science by Staffordshire University. In case if a student fails to achieve the minimum required passing criteria as specified in this offer letter, such student shall not be eligible for any refund.

    No Cost Credit Card EMI FAQ's

    0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

    1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank and State Bank of India).

    2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
    Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

    3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
    No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

    4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
    If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

    5. Are there any fees or down payment?
    Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

    6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
    Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

    7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
    Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

    8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
    Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
    HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
    ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

    9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

    10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
    Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

    11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
    Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

    Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
    Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
    [Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
    EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
    Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

    Selection Criteria

    How do I know if the program is right for me?

    If you like finding meaningful insights from data and if you get excited by the prospect of informing business decisions through analysis and have an analytical bend of mind, then this program is meant for you. As long as you are able to clear the selection test (or are exempt) and are excited about the transition to Data Science, this program is meant for you.

    My current role does not include exposure to data. Does it make sense for me to opt for this program?

    Absolutely! Data Science is becoming a necessity for all industries and is no more a choice. Hence, there is a critical demand for quality data professionals and because the supply is constrained, this is one of the most lucrative career options across industries.​

    What is the application process for the program and what are the timelines?

    There are 4 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below: 

    Step 1: Application form Fill the Staffordshire Masters in Data Science application form with your basic details 

    Step 2: Selection test Give a short 17-minutes test which has 11 questions testing reasoning and aptitude. Get atleast 6 right to be shortlisted. Test exemption criteria - GRE score greater than 300 or GMAT score greater than 650 or CAT score more than 90 percentile or Gate score more than 500 

    Step 3: Shortlisting and block payment University will shortlist basis profile & test score. Once shortlisted, receive the Pre-course Counselling Form, Student Contract and Form 12B to be digitally signed. Pay a block fee of INR 15,000/- to reseve your seat 

    Step 4: Offer letter and payment Receive the Offer Letter and make the balance payment within 7 days or before batch tsart, whiechever is closer

    What is the selection process for this program?

    MUltiple world-renowned faculty and industry leaders form upGrad Institute and Staffordshire University have spent a considerable time indesigning this program so that learners can receive the best possible learning experience in data science. Hence, we want to make sure that the participants of this program also show a very high level of commitment and passion for Data Science. 


    The applicants will have to take a selection test designed to check their aptitude and quantitative abilities. The applicants can skip the test if they meet one of the following criteria:

    • GRE score is greater than 300
    • GMAT score is greater than 650
    • CAT score is greater than 90 percentile
    • GATE score is greater than 500

    Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

    50% marks in graduation and 6 months of work-experience before you enter the Staffordshire phase of the program in the second year

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