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Data Analytics (with Professional Experience), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
On this MSc Data Analytics (with Professional Experience) degree course, you'll combine a 6-month work placement or a professional experience module with taught modules that develop your skills in data analysis, and the application and management of big data. You'll see how you can apply data analytics tools in emerging technologies using the UK's only university-based SAP Next Gen Lab.

About

When you complete the course successfully, your Master's degree and professional experience could lead to career opportunities in areas such as data science and engineering, financial data analytics, social media analysis, political data analysis and cybersecurity.

What you'll experience

On this Data Analytics (with Professional Experience) MSc degree you'll:

  • Use the UK's only university-based SAP Next Gen Lab, featuring the world's leading cloud-based business software
  • Work on your technological and technical abilities
  • Build your previous studies and experience to postgraduate level
  • Master the big data and data mining tools you need for your career such as Python, R and machine learning
  • Analyse data from the University's original research in cosmology, health informatics and cybersecurity
  • Develop your knowledge of applied data analytics and engineering, big data, business intelligence, and advanced data management
  • Engage with important topics, such as the use of emerging technologies in data mining, business intelligence, machine learning and big data
  • Plan and develop an in-depth research project, using your analytical skills to demonstrate understanding beyond taught material
Careers and opportunities

Data is a big source of economic value to businesses, government and individuals and the ability to analyse big data is expected to be one of the most sought-after skills over the next few decades. So this Master's in Data Analytics can significantly improve your career prospects.

In addition, this course focuses on your application and use of the latest data analytics and mining tools while on a professional experience placement. This adds to the tools and techniques you'll develop during workshops in our SAP Next Gen Lab and on our supercomputer.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work. You can get help, advice and support from our Careers and Employability service for up to 5 years after you leave the University as you advance in your career.

What can you do with a Master's in Data Analytics?

Previous graduates have gone on to work in areas including:

  • data science and engineering
  • business intelligence
  • programming
  • financial data analytics
  • cybersecurity data scientist/analyst
  • health care informatics
  • social media analysis
  • political data analysis

You can also use your Data Analytics MSc to get entry to higher-level professional qualifications such as British Computer Society accreditation.

Programme Structure

On this Master's degree in Data Analytics course, you'll study modules worth 190 credits.

The core modules are:

  • Applied data and text analytics
  • Big data applications
  • Business intelligence
  • Data management
  • Master's engineering or study project

There are no optional modules on this course.

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    September

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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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General Requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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