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Learn new analytical tools and skills needed to maximise the big data revolution, developed specifically for you to fulfil the needs of employers.
This is a part-time industry-led data analytics Masters with modules from Nottingham Trent University's School of Science and Technology and Nottingham Business School. You will gain a more comprehensive understanding of data science and the processes involved in the entire data life-cycle, giving you the flexibility to gain the skills and confidence to help your organisation harness the power of big data.
To help you manage working full-time and studying, we've created a study pattern to fit in with your other commitments:
You may also be interested in the Online MBA with Data Analytics.
Co-designed by specialist academics from the School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Business School and employers
Postgraduate open events: We hold postgraduate open events throughout the year. Find out more and book a place.
Contact details: For further details please email DACourse@ntu.ac.uk.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 8351
What you'll study
For those business professionals or students who are relatively new to data analytics, the modules you study will broaden and deepen your technical understanding. We imagine that you will already be in employment, however, if you don't have access to large data sets, we can provide you with live industry projects.
Our progressive integration of business, computer science and applied mathematics modules make it a suitable and challenging option for a diverse mix of individuals.
Those who may be experienced in data analytics and are now looking to progress, you will gain a wider perspective on the industry whilst honing the management and leadership skills necessary to realise the benefits of big data innovation.
Modules - year one
Big Data & its Infrastructure (20 cp)
The module content is designed to develop and structure your understanding according to the stages an organisation moves through in order to develop and manage the infrastructure necessary to derive business value from large volumes of data. The module is organised as follows:
Statistical Approaches to Data Analysis (20 cp)
The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the statistical principles and statistical methods required for the analysis of large datasets. The module uses a statistical computing tool such as R, Minitab or SPSS for initial exploration and visualisation of data and for predictive modelling. This module includes hands-on labs to familiarise students with the concepts taught.
Types of data:
Delivering Value (20 cp)
Effective Change Management (20 cp)
This module will consider:
Modules - year two
Practical Machine Learning Methods for Data Mining (20 cp)
The module is designed to develop you as a Data Analyst who is able to competently work with large volumes of data to extract, interpret and present meaningful information. Subsequently, the content is organised as follows:
Project Conceptualisation and Planning (20 cp)
The module will consist of the following indicative content:
Work-based Project (60 cp)
You will apply your new skills and knowledge to a three to six month project that is directly relevant to your employer's needs. Your learning will be largely independent, under the guidance of your academic mentor. They will help you to identify and access suitable learning resources. It is likely that you will engage with materials relating to:
Notes about fees for this course
Tuition fees 2017
Tuition fees 2018
Please see our Fees and Funding page for details and scholarships.
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