University of Portsmouth: Data Analytics

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Technology
Telephone 023 9284 5566
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If you love finding trends, patterns and valuable information hidden inside complicated data sets, our MA Data Analytics degree course will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

On this course, you'll develop your technological and technical abilities, and take your previous studies and experience to postgraduate level. You'll master data mining tools, unlock specialist knowledge, and apply both to analyse real data from our research in cosmology, health informatics and cybersecurity.

You'll plan and produce an in-depth research project too, and we'll provide the expertise and support so you can develop your professional practice. And once you graduate, you'll have a skillset that'll get you noticed – and all the tools you need for a career in data analytics or deep learning.

**What you'll experience**

On this course you'll:

- Apply your skills to real-life practical problems with real-world data sets

- Enhance your existing knowledge by developing solutions that use our supercomputers and networked computer clusters

- Learn about Advanced Data Management, Applied Data Analytics and Engineering, Business Intelligence and Big Data Applications

- Make use of our multi-platform network suites and extensive laboratory facilities, which include a mobile computing lab to develop Android and iOS apps, usability lab with eye tracking equipment and a forensics lab

- Manage and understand the business value that can be extracted from data sets

- Learn from academic staff with relevant experience in the field, including research and consultancy

Careers and opportunities*

You'll graduate from this course with enhanced skills in data science and analytics. You'll know how to extract the most valuable information from data sets with mixed attributes, and you'll be an expert in new techniques and technologies in the field, making you highly employable.
What jobs can you do with a Data Analytics degree?

Career opportunities include:

- Senior data scientist

- Data architect

- Data officer

- Information strategist

- PhD research

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

"[Before this course] I knew about mathematics, statistics and data analysis tools, but I didn’t have the skills to deal with Big Data. I looked for the right degree to get these skills [and] the University Of Portsmouth was the choice that suited my aspirations and needs." Chaimaa Ibnoucheikh, MSc Data Analytics


University of Portsmouth



We are the University of Portsmouth: progressive and proud of our city’s heritage. We stand out as a new kind of university, a breath of fresh air in the academic world.

Portsmouth is a place for people who want to make a difference. We’re intent on discovery and our excellent research makes an impact, not just in the UK, but on the world. With over 200 postgraduate degrees to choose from, The University is a place where you’ll be encouraged to find your niche, and be supported to go beyond what you thought possible ...

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