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Visual Analytics MSc by Research

Middlesex University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Middlesex University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Visual analytics is a key requirement of the early 21st century. As our human activity generates rapidly increasing amounts of new data every day, there is an urgent need to make sense of it and a huge potential to elicit new knowledge and insights from it.

Why study MSc by Research Visual Analytics at Middlesex University?

World events and phenomena like climate change, 9/11, global finance systems and public health are data rich and increasingly complex. Visual analytics turns large and complex, data sets into interactive visualisations that can prompt visceral comprehension and moments of insight that are compelling and offer an unparalleled richness of possibility for data analysts. In this uncharted world of boundless data, visual analytics is providing our new maps and new ways of navigating. Data analytics is recognised as a key trend that will have a major impact on the IT and Communications industry in the next 5 years

Middlesex University is the recognised centre for excellence in visual analytics the UK and leads the UK Visual Analytics Consortium (UKVAC). This group is working at the leading edge of Visual Analytics and works on a global basis. The UK partners are: Imperial College, University College London (UCL), Swansea, Bangor and Oxford Universities.

We are growing our community of practice in visual analytics and this is a chance to join our team, to work alongside some of the best UK researchers and to get involved in leading edge work. The course will build your professional network, your understanding and your portfolio of experience. Visual Analytics is an interdisciplinary, creative and technical activity. That's why we've built a masters course that is unique. You'll be working for most of the time on your own research and development project, supported by great supervisors, and connecting with new people, theories and practices through workshops that are spread throughout the year. You'll leave with unique insights, strong skills and great contacts; you'll also pick up an MSc along the way.

Careers

How can the MSc by Research Visual Analysis support your career?

During the course there will be placement opportunities such as working at the Middlesex Design and Innovation Centre. For outstanding students there are also opportunities to visit or exchange with our US partners including the leading visual analytics institutes such as the Purdue University and National Visual Analytics Centre located at the Pacific Northwest National Lab.

Graduates from the degree will have the opportunity to continue the study towards a PhD. For those who would prefer to go into industry, there is also excellent prospects to work as “data analysts”, which is in high demand in software houses,consultancies, and end-user companies in a variety of sectors.

Data analysts perform complex data analysis in support of management and/or customer requests. More specifically, data analysts:

  • Discuss information or business intelligence needs with internal staff and/or external clients
  • Collect and collate appropriate data for use in databases and conduct related research
  • Generate reports using IT / database systems and assist in their analysis
  • Monitor and maintain the quality of database systems and secure access and use
  • Assist in development and upgrading of database systems and analytical techniques.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,400per year

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

University information

Middlesex University

  • University League Table

    98th

  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    92nd out of 110 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    115 48%

    81st

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    106th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    33rd

    30

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