• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

Worldwide, there is a shortage of professionals with the skills to apply analytical techniques to interrogate datasets to describe and predict business performance; such as data analysts, data miners and data scientists. Roles in analytics require professionals with an advanced understanding of the business problem, who are adept at navigating the technical landscape, are problem solvers with technical expertise and excellent communicators. Postgraduate students with these skills and abilities are in high demand.

This Data Analytics course from De Montfort University has been developed and is run with SAS; designed specifically to equip you with the skills and abilities to address the skills shortage. On successful completion of the course you will have developed your analytic and technical knowledge, and enhanced your professional skills within a Business Intelligence context.

Reasons to study Data Analytics at De Montfort University:

  • Taught by SAS accredited teaching staff - you will be taught by experienced SAS accredited teaching staff  providing you with expert knowledge and skills 
  • Developed to fill skills shortage - course content has been developed to enhance your employability and gain substantial knowledge and equipping you with the skills required in for the use of the SAS software as well as Hadoop  Distributed File System (HDFS) in industry 
  • 50 years history of research and teaching in computing technology - benefit from our well established academic expertise and advance your skills in, and knowledge of, data analytics to business problems 
  • Industry placement opportunity - you can chose to undertake a year-long work placement gaining valuable experience and skills as well as networking opportunities to build your industry contacts 
  • Excellent graduate prospects - equipped with the relevant skills for business intelligence and data mining roles including SAS Programming, Database Design and Business Intelligence

Graduate Careers

This course prepares graduates for business intelligence and data mining roles within any target industry. There is a very high market demand for SAS expertise, and our graduates will be able to take up such opportunities. 

You will also be well placed to take up more general management and business information systems development roles within industry, and to undertake academic research in this field.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Business Intelligence Systems
  • Research Methods
  • Data Warehouse Design and OLAP
  • Business Intelligence Systems Application and Development
  • Big Data Analytics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      One year full-time with optional one year placement available

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 days
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      A minimum of two years part-time or by distance learning.

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.
  • We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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