Master of Applied Data Science (Course Work)

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Faculty Website: College of Business and Economics 
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Master of Applied Data Science (Course work)
Programme Code: M34ADQ

Medium of Facilitation: part-time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
SAQA: 119505

Application Start Date: 1 Apr 2023
Application End Date: 31 Oct 2023

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway

Contacts: 11 559 3621

Duration of Study: 2 Years

Programme Fees


The purpose of the Master of Applied Data Science is to advance students competence to critically analyse and interpret data and information for tactical and strategic business decision making. Furthermore, it will provide the student with advanced knowledge and skills to enable businesses to create a competitive advantage using data while meeting the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution.

Career Opportunities

Director: Strategy, planning and Management, Head of Data Science, Data Science Manager, Chief of Research and Development, Senior Data Scientist, Senior Knowledge Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst, Intelligence research specialist, Senior Architect, Data Engineer, Data Scientist, AI engineer, Machine Learning Engineer, Marketing Analyst, Operations Analyst and Quantitative Analyst

Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement would be an honours degree or post-graduate diploma in Information and Knowledge Management, IT management, Information Systems, Marketing or a cognate discipline at NQF level 8 with an overall average of 65% or above.

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