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University of Portsmouth: Data Analytics (Distance Learning)

Institution University of Portsmouth
Department Faculty of Technology
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught


Data plays a major role in modern organisations, especially in research and developing business strategies, so employees with the skills to translate complicated data sets into solutions are in demand. Develop valuable data analysis skills to find solutions for businesses everywhere on this Master’s course.

Why this MSc Data Analytics? With an MSc in Data Analytics, you can take your interest in data into a role that specifically calls for your talents.

On this course, you'll be taught critical thinking and analysis skills by academics conducting research into artificial intelligence, machine learning and other areas relevant to data analytics.

You’ll sharpen your technical and technological abilities and master data mining tools, analysing real data gathered from our cosmology, cybersecurity and health informatics research.

Our MSc Data Analytics is a conversion course, so you won’t need any prior knowledge or experience in the fields of data analytics, computer science or programming to apply. We welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

What you’ll study On this course, you'll:

Analyse real data to provide answers for practical problems Get remote access to our computer clusters and supercomputers Learn about applied data analytics and engineering, advanced data management, big data applications and business intelligence Discover and manage the business value provided by data sets Become familiar with popular software and tools such as Knime, Tableau, Hadoop and Spark

How you're assessed All assessments for this course are based on coursework submitted online. Your performance is assessed through coursework such as:

Practical work, including task-based exercises Written assignments Presentations Master’s Engineering or Study Project You'll also receive formal and informal tutor feedback to help you improve future work.

Career prospects and opportunities Many organisations require data and someone skilled to make sense of it.

After studying this course, you’ll have practical experience with research and software and the specialist knowledge to excel within various industries.

You could go on to a career in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics.

Roles open to you could include:

Data scientist/analyst Chief data officer Information strategist Database programmer Business intelligence analyst Forecasting business analyst Health data scientist Discover the key terms that data analytics professionals need to know with our glossary:


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