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University of Plymouth: Data Science and Business Analytics

Institution University of Plymouth View institution profile
Department School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics View department profile
Web https://www.plymouth.ac.uk
Email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 1752 585858
Study type Taught

Summary

The growing availability of huge amounts of data in business and industry is generating a high demand for graduates able to handle and exploit big data. Using sophisticated analytics techniques, including social network visualization and sentiment analysis, and professional software packages, including R dplyr and ggplot2, you will gain the skills and knowledge to transform data into commercial value and boost your employability. 1 year full-time (+ optional placement).

  • Equipping applicants from almost all undergraduate degrees with broad professional competence in one of the world economy’s most sought-after postgraduate subject areas.

  • Offering an equal number of taught credits in the three areas of data modelling, computing and business, with a wide choice of available business modules.

  • Providing a flexible individual project in one or more of the three taught areas supervised by world-leading subject experts.

  • Establishing high proficiency in the use and application of state-of-the-art programming languages including R.

  • Developing modern analytics expertise for obtaining business, scientific and social insights from Big Data sources and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

  • Consult eBooks to support your learning and receive a free Apple iPad mini to stay-up-to date, wherever you are.

  • Enjoy teaching from leading academics: for example, in the UK 2014 Research Excellence Framework 68 per cent of our mathematics and statistics research papers were classified as World Leading or Internationally Excellent.

MSc

University of Plymouth
Faculty of Science and Engineering

At the heart of our teaching philosophy is the desire to give you programmes that are driven by research-informed teaching and are at the leading edge in their fields. We want you to be hands-on with as much of our equipment as possible, to develop skills as well as knowledge.

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