Queen's University Belfast: Data Analytics

InstitutionQueen's University Belfast View institution profile
Department School of Mathematics and Physics View department profile
Web http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/EPS/
Email askeps@qub.ac.uk
Study type Taught


Data Analytics is an exciting field of rapid developments. 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)

These are the dates of the aptitude tests for home students, 2019-20:

Monday 18 November, 2019
Friday 13 December, 2019
Monday 27 January, 2020
Friday 28 February, 2020
Monday 30 March, 2020
Friday 24 April, 2020
Monday 25 May, 2020
Friday 26 June, 2020

For EU and international students a separate date will be arranged with the candidate and a test facility local to them.
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.


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Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences


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