This Data Analytics for Government MSc course at the University of Southampton is ideal if you are currently working in official statistics or the Government Statistical Service (GSS). You can choose to study part time over 2 to 5 years or full time over 1 year.
You'll strengthen and update your professional skills and knowledge of survey methods, data science and data analysis.
Compulsory topics you’ll cover include:
- the use of statistical software, such as R and Python, for data manipulation, analysis and simulation
- dealing with administrative and big data sources
- the scope and organisation of official statistics
- statistical acts and codes and practice
You’ll be able to fit the course to your personal interests or career plans through a range of specialist optional modules.
As a graduate of this course, you’ll have the specialist skills and knowledge to conduct professional statistical work within government, either in the UK or overseas.
You’ll be able to specialise further in your current organisation or take on a fresh challenge with a new employer.
Many of the skills taught on the programme, such as survey methods and data analysis, are also in great demand by employers outside government.
Data analysis skills are in demand in sectors such as:
- the environment
- market research
- Data Mining
- Data Science Foundations
- Data Visualisation
- Demographic Methods
- Evaluation and Monitoring
- Geographic Information Systems
- Index Numbers
- Survey Research
- Machine Learning
- Regression Modelling
- Statistical Programming
- Statistics in Government
- 12 months
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DisciplinesGeographical Information Systems (GIS) Statistics Data Science & Big Data View 212 other Masters in Statistics in United Kingdom
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You’ll need a 2:1 in a subject with some statistical methods content, such as:
- population sciences
International9865 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9865 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9495 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9495 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £9,865.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.