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CS913 Dissertation Project

Academic Aims

Students undertake a large research-style project through which they will develop their project management skills, problem-solving abilities and ability for self directed study in one area of Data Analytics or closely related subject. The dissertation is a significant piece of work in which students should demonstrate a mature knowledge of data analytics and its applications.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, the student should

  • Carry out a comprehensive research project and critically interpret results in data analytics
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of one area of data analytics at, or approaching, the frontiers of research
  • Interpret and evaluate results in data analytics
  • Demonstrate independent learning skills
  • Write an extended scientific report and show research skills (including the use of library and web resource s)
  • Show good oral communication skills


The MSc in Data Analytics has been developed as part of the University of Warwick’s collaboration with the New York Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP). The Dissertation Project is designed to provide students with skills in contemporary computer science, in areas including the acquisition, integration and analysis of data in order to understand and improve industry, government or urban problems and quality of life.

A degree of industrial input and involvement will be encouraged, and can be facilitated through existing academic-industrial collaborations, through CUSP, or by addressing specific topics that are of interest to industrial partners. The dissertation project will be prefaced by Research Methods covering issues of project management, planning, literature seach, and general research skills. All projects will be closely supervised by academics with ongoing feedback and guidance at all stages of the project from the conception to completion.


Terms 2, 3 and summer

Adam Chester


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