Taught course

Applied Data Analytics

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology
Qualifications
MScMSc

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent in any discipline that involves an element of analysis and/or relevant comprehensive professional experience in a technical field.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The aim of this course is to train data and business analytics professionals who can help their employers climb the pyramid of analytical literacy. It will also equip recent graduates with the skills to gain competitive advantage based on analytical insight into business, scientific and other types of data.

It is an ideal second degree for recent graduates in maths or physics, who need to convert their skills and knowledge into a recognised Master's qualification that will allow them to enter the highly paid profession of data analysis. The skills shortage in this field was highlighted in a recent McKinsey report, which predicted that the United States alone faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytical expertise, and 1.5 million managers and analysts with the skills to understand and make decisions.

Core Modules:

  • Research Methods & Professional Issues
  • Advanced Data Management
  • Data Mining & Analytic Technologies
  • SAS Programming
  • Research Project

Option Modules (choose two):

  • Business Intelligence
  • Analytics for Data Streams
  • Web Mining & Analytics
  • Big Data & Cloud Computing
  • Optional Industrial Placement

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally: IELTS (academic) 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
For 2017 entry: £6,000
International students
For 2017 entry: £13,500

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

MSc

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
askBU Enquiry Service
Email
prospects@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1202 961916