Our MSc Responsible Data Science programme will immerse law graduates in data science during the first semester, enabling them to acquire solid knowledge and dexterity with relevant data science concepts.
Semester 2 builds on this by enabling graduates to acquire the critical and analytical skills needed to address challenging questions arising from with the development and use of technology in real world contexts. TThis includes identifying the risks associated with emerging technologies and how to regulate them, reflecting upon the role of science in society, design thinking, entrepreneurship, ethical analysis, and the challenges of global and democratic governance. During this time they will work in groups on a data science related project, further building team working skills and embedding data science within the role of a lawyer, legal adviser or legal technologist.
The final component of the course is an individual project and/or internship developed in conjunction with our industry partners (Accenture and their clients), through which law graduates have access to high quality academic opportunities in a business context with business relevance.
Pre-sessional activities for this programme will include a maths Bootcamp for those lacking a Maths A-Level or equivalent to widen access. This Bootcamp will give you the foundations of Applied Maths required to undertake the course. A pass in the Bootcamp will be required by applicants looking to undertake the course and will be mandatory for applicants without an A at A-Level Maths.
This programme will be collaboratively taught across the School of Computer Science and Birmingham Law School, therefore core components of this degree course are taught modules, a cross-disciplinary group project and an individual summer project based around a work experience placement.
Taught module delivery includes
- Practical work
- Lab sessions
- Independent study
Assessment will consist of a variety of methods include
- Written reports