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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

This course is suitable for numerate graduates across many disciplines. Non-computing graduates are eligible.

Data is everywhere. With the advance in digital and computing technology, our ability to collect and store information has grown exponentially. But so has our capacity to analyse and interpret it. With this masters you’ll build the analytical skills and techniques to unlock the secrets of big data – information that can be used to solve complex issues and drive strategic decision-making in business.

You’ll study three core units. The Computational Statistics and Visualisation unit will get you fully up to speed with the statistical techniques and software you’ll need. In the Business Intelligence unit you’ll learn how to put that software to use with real-life business data. You’ll then be ready for your Data Analytics Project, an end-to-end task that covers all the bases you’ll come across in the workplace.

Throughout it all, you’ll learn from professional staff with relevant industry experience. They’ll not only support your learning but also give you practical insights into the world of work.

It’s all about turning you into an expert. The rest is up to you. With specialist knowledge and technical skills that are valuable across a wide range of businesses and sectors, you’ll be well placed to succeed in this high-growth industry.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Right now, according to McKinsey & Co, there are 140,000–190,000 posts in data analytics that companies cannot fill. This number is forecast to grow until 2020, with an average of 56,000 new big data jobs created each year. With a skills gap like this, the opportunities are boundless.

The advanced skills and understanding you’ll develop on our MSc course can take you into data analytics roles across a range of industries, in both the public and private sectors. You could apply for jobs like SQL data analyst, data quality analyst, insight data analyst, business intelligence analyst and statistical data analyst, to name a few.

You’ll have the specialist support of our careers service from day one, and for three years after you leave us. Between the services available through the Department of Computing and Mathematics and the University’s Career Service, you’ll have access to everything from employer events and careers fair to employability skills workshops and dedicated advisors.

Professional Accreditation

The School is an educational affiliate of the British Computing Society - the Chartered Institute for IT in the UK (BCS), a member of the Oracle Academy and an Academy for the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Many of the School's degree programmes are accredited by BCS.

The School is also an academic partner of the Institute of Information Security Professionals who recognise our expertise in the field of information and cyber security. Mathematics degree courses are approved by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,500 students from more than 120 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 110

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    129 54%

    56th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    73rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    41st

    19

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