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Queen's University Belfast: Data Analytics

Institution Queen's University Belfast View institution profile
Department School of Mathematics and Physics
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.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.


Queen's University Belfast


Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland, it became an independent university in 1908 and is the ninth oldest university in the UK. Today, Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Queen’s is ranked 24th in the UK for Research Power (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education) with over 88% of research submitted by Queen’s has been assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent Power (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education). Northern Ireland has been named the safest region in …

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