Taught course

Information Science (Data Analytics)

Institution
Northumbria University · Computing
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Are you looking for a Masters-level qualification that will open doors to jobs and promotions in the field of data analytics? This course combines core modules in information science with specialised modules in Database Modelling as well as Statistics and Business Intelligence.

As part of the focus on data analytics, you will cover topics such as how to design and manipulate databases with relational algebra and SQL. You will also analyse (big) data in order to improve organisational decision-making, using techniques such as regression analysis, clustering, distance measures, probability and distributions.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) to assure students that programmes provide an excellent preparation for professional practice. This accreditation makes our courses stand out and enhances their credibility and currency among employers, and is also crucial for progressing to Chartership status once qualified. This provides you with a solid foundation for the world of work and progressing your career.

As a student, you will be heavily engaged in analysing recent insights from the field of information science. You will undertake a major individual study that will require you to evaluate relevant literature as well as to develop your ideas within the context of existing research. Your study will be tailored to your particular interests but the underlying theme will be the relationships between information, people and technology.

It is possible to add an Advanced Practice element to this course, making it a two-year Masters qualification.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
24 months
full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
et.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk
Phone
0191 227 4453