Taught course

Data Analytics (Distance Learning)

University of Portsmouth · Electronic and Computer Engineering

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Entry requirements

A first or a second class honours degree in a relevant subject or a degree with relevant experience or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content


On this online data analytics course, you'll be taught critical thinking and analysis skills by academics conducting research into artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other areas relevant to data analytics.

The programme is designed to prepare you for the real-world challenges of working with data. Your studies will help you to learn how to translate theory into practice – while also providing you with invaluable hands-on experience.

You’ll sharpen your technical and technological abilities by analysing real data gathered from our cosmology, cybersecurity and health informatics research. You can also look forward to mastering useful data mining tools and data visualisation software.

Upon completing the programme, you’ll be equipped with the expertise needed to help you succeed as a data professional, including the ability to:

  • Design and implement data mining-based applications to solve business problems
  • Analyse, visualise, and interpret your results to present data-driven insights
  • Model and implement data warehouses
  • Manipulate and process datasets and apply various core statistical models
  • Design and implement a database for businesses when given a set of requirements

What you’ll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Become familiar with popular software and tools such as Knime, Tableau, Hadoop and Spark
  • Get remote access to our computer clusters and supercomputers
  • Analyse real data to provide answers for practical problems
  • Learn about applied data analytics and engineering, advanced data management, big data applications and business intelligence
  • Discover and manage the business value provided by data setsWork experience and career planning

Work experience and career planning

Our online data analytics course is structured to give you the tools required to advance as a professional in this field.

In addition to developing your technical and technological expertise, the opportunities you’ll receive to analyse real data, self research, and present projects will aid you in developing the confidence and thoughtfulness needed to excel.

These skills, coupled with the support you can receive from our exceptional Careers and Employability Service, will help position you as a valuable hire to employers across the world.

Fees and funding

For information about fees and funding your studies, please visit: https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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