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Data Analytics MSc (Distance Learning)

University of Huddersfield · School of Computing and Engineering

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • A BSc, BEng or BA Honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent professional qualification in any subject.
  • Applicants with other appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Months of entry


Course content

Does working with big data excite you? Aimed at people who aren’t local to our campus or who are in employment, the Data Analytics MSc at The University of Huddersfield will provide you with the learning experience to get you ready for a satisfying career in data science.

With an option for distance learning, this course meets the demand for experts with advanced skills and knowledge in the following:

  • Statistics
  • Data mining techniques
  • Big data and associated file systems
  • Complex data visualisation

You’ll finish our Data Analytics course with a deeper understanding of how to analyse and visualise complex datasets, evaluate existing and emerging data science technology and provide novel data solutions to stakeholders to improve their decision-making process.

Why study Data Analytics MSc (Distance Learning) at Huddersfield?

Our hands-on Data Analytics MSc (Distance Learning) is designed to meet the demand for a new kind of IT specialist with skills and knowledge in data science. The course provides students the opportunity for professional development and valuable practice.

Our course is SAS certified. The SAS Institute is a multinational enterprise providing analytical solutions, platform and software, and training courses to high profile companies, and to academia. You will follow SAS training as part of your course, which puts you on the path to apply for SAS Certification and also allows you to obtain SAS Digital Badges that you can use in your CV or your online profiles to prove your skills to employers. Our partnership with SAS also gives you access to relevant job opportunities through portals like Handshake UK.

This course is also fully accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT and by completing it, you will have partially fulfilled the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Discover more about Distance Learning at Huddersfield.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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