Data Analytics is an exciting field of rapid development. Data is everywhere and continuing to grow massively, creating huge growth in demand for qualified experts to be able to extract the real benefit from the data.
The role of a data scientist is highly diverse overlapping many areas from computer science to the fundamentals of mathematics, statistics, modelling and analytics while also requiring the right skills to be able to see the detail, solve the problem (having specified the problem!), and communicate effectively the findings to colleagues to empower them to make decisions.
The diversity of data analytics opens up many job opportunities from working in software companies, healthcare, banking, insurance, policing, tech companies to applying your knowledge to intelligent buildings and behaviour analytics of customers.
The programme provides a balanced route to learning through a blend of academic study and lab sessions, with a heavy focus on practical engagement with industry. In the first and second semesters, you will study 6 modules full-time which include opportunities for blended and collaborative learning. In the third semester, you will undertake a significant industry-based project.
You may be required to sit an aptitude test.
(Applicants with a minimum 2.2 Honours degree in a subject area not fulfilling the discipline criterion above require A Level Mathematics at grade B, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University)
In addition, a deposit of £400 will be required to secure a place.
Data Analytics Highlights
Please note that applicants may be required to undertake an aptitude test. Decisions will be issued within 10 working days from the date of the aptitude test. In addition, a deposit of £400 will be required to secure a place.
Special features of the course include the Analytics in Action module and the commitment of the industry to provide real data for “Analytathons” and projects. The module offers real-world examples of data analytics presented by the industry experts working alongside the academics who will provide the theory, and the unique provision of this course across many academic disciplines in the University.
The Frontiers in Analytics module shows off some of the latest state-of-the-art techniques of analytics in particular in Visual Analytics and Behavioural Analytics.
This course is unique having been developed from engagement with industry rather than the traditional academic subject areas. The key core skills that a data scientist needs have been clearly defined and forms the basis for the course. As a result, there are no optional modules or choices as it is essential that in order to produce the “all-rounded” data scientist that all these skills are packaged into each individual.
"The MSc Data Analytics will equip successful candidates for any data scientist role and make them highly marketable for what is now seen as “the sexiest job in the 21st century” as reported by The Harvard Business Review."
Professor Adele MarshallProgramme Founder