You'll develop the business understanding and analytical, statistical and computing skills required to contribute to this vital field. Linking learning and development to your work activities, you can ensure that your professional development is part of the strategic plan of your organisation to promote innovation and change.
What you'll study
Work based learning (Advanced Professional Practice Module)
You’ll be mentored and supported by a dedicated team with both academic and industry experience to deliver a package of Data Science related work over three trimesters drawing on your current projects/activities.
Three on-campus modules (one per trimester)
(Overall, you’ll attend campus an average of one day per month during term time)
- Data Driven Decision making
- Data Analytics
- Data Wrangling
Software and technologies used will include packages such as: R, Python, Hadoop, Weka, Tableau.
Your final project will allow you to use the tools and approaches you’ve developed on the course.
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.
The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in an appropriate
field, for example, software development, computing, or business
analytics. Alternatively, other qualifications or experience that demonstrate
through our recognition of prior learning process that you have appropriate
knowledge and skills at SCQF level 10 may be considered.
be expected to be working in a role related to data analytics, whether in a
technical or business context and will be required to provide a letter of
support from their employer. Some experience of associated technologies such as
databases, software development and related tools is assumed.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages
to find out if this applies to you.
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.
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