Wider Topics in Data Science (L7) (905F3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Your studies in this module include a series of seminars covering several topics - including national laws on data and ethical implications.

In addition, there are seminars by Data-Science-oriented companies.

You are expected to write a final dissertation of 3000 words, on a topic of your choice falling within the scope of the module.


100%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: