University of Portsmouth: Data Analytics (with Professional Experience)

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Technology
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught


Do you want to get professional workplace experience of data analytics while qualifying with a Master's degree in the field?

On this MSc Data Analytics (with Professional Experience) degree course, you'll combine a 6-month work placement or a professional experience module with taught modules that develop your skills in data analysis, and the application and management of big data. You'll see how you can apply data analytics tools in emerging technologies and start-ups using the UK's only university-based SAP Next Gen Lab.

When you complete the course successfully, your Master's degree and professional experience could lead to career opportunities in areas such as data science and engineering, financial data analytics, social media analysis, political data analysis and cybersecurity.

**What you'll experience**
On this Data Analytics (with Professional Experience) MSc degree you'll:

- Use the UK's only university-based SAP Next Gen Lab, featuring the world's leading cloud-based business software

- Work on your technological and technical abilities

- Build your previous studies and experience to postgraduate level

- Master the big data and data mining tools you need for your career such as Python, R and machine learning

- Analyse data from the University's original research in cosmology, health informatics and cybersecurity

- Develop your knowledge of applied data analytics and engineering, big data, business intelligence, and advanced data management

- Engage with important topics, such as the use of emerging technologies in data mining, business intelligence, machine learning and big data

- Plan and develop an in-depth research project, using your analytical skills to demonstrate understanding beyond taught material

**Careers and opportunities**
Data is a big source of economic value to businesses, government and individuals and the ability to analyse big data is expected to be one of the most sought-after skills over the next few decades. So this Master's in Data Analytics can significantly improve your career prospects.

In addition, this course focuses on your application and use of the latest data analytics and mining tools while on a professional experience placement. This adds to the tools and techniques you'll develop during workshops in our SAP Next Gen Lab and on our supercomputer.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work. You can get help, advice and support from our Careers and Employability service for up to 5 years after you leave the University as you advance in your career.

**What can you do with a Master's in Data Analytics?**
Previous graduates have gone on to work in areas including:

- data science and engineering

- business intelligence

- programming

- financial data analytics

- cybersecurity data scientist/analyst

- health care informatics

- social media analysis

- political data analysis

- You can also use your Data Analytics MSc to get entry to higher-level professional qualifications such as British Computer Society accreditation.

**What's the future demand for data analytics graduates?**
There's an increasing business demand for employees with data analysis, technical and soft skills. According to IBM, 90% of human data was made in the last 2 years and according to the Future of Jobs Report 2018, 85% of companies are likely or very likely to be using big data analytics.

New technologies in the data science field allow us to extract knowledge and value from this escalation in data and apply it to fields such as finance, cybersecurity, health care, social media analysis, politics and more. This means employers are increasingly looking for people who can deal with large data sets, understand business problems and bring people together to come up with solutions.


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