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Data Analytics (including Professional Practice) MSc

Aston University, Birmingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aston University, Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-21, SEP-21

  • Duration

    22 months

Course summary

Develop your skills in the various methods used to analyse big data sets and build a career in this exciting area where your knowledge and experience will be in high demand. This course also features the opportunity to undertake a professional placement in its second year. We offer this course for both January 2021 and September 2021 entry.

Learning, teaching and assessment

Our Data Analytics masters course combines tutorial-based teaching with self-directed study, so you’ll be equipped with the relevant learning materials and then given regular tutorials where you have the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate what you’ve learned alongside potential applications.

The learning hours include one hour of face-to-face tutorial time per week, per module, along with online activities, reading, independent study, and opportunities to reflect on assignment feedback.

Professional Practice

The difference between this course and the MSc Data Analytics course is that this one features a professional placement.

Taking the Professional Practice route allows you to extend the duration of your Masters to 22 months and gain valuable working experience to support your career aspirations. The placement commences after completion of your MSc dissertation and can be paid work. study abroad exchanges or unpaid research projects or even a mix of these options. You will return to Aston the following May for an intensive period on campus to draw all your learning together and finalise the assessments.

Career prospects

Our graduates leave with the in-depth knowledge and skills they need to develop careers across the field of data science.

Students on similar programmes have gone on to roles including: finance and investment analysts and advisers; IT business analysts, architects and systems designers; management consultants and business analysts; as well as programmers and software development professionals at some of the world’s most prestigious companies.

International students

Aston University is a diverse, close community and welcomes international students on many of our postgraduate programmes. Students from over 120 different countries chose to study with us every year and Aston is not only a great place to study, based in the centre of Birmingham it’s also a great place to live.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,200per year

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

University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    43rd

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 110 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    130 54%

    54th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    60th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    57th

    12

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