University of Portsmouth

Data Analytics

This programme enables you to master the latest technology and techniques associated with extracting valuable information from large data sets that may have a variety of mixed attributes.

You will reinforce your background with specialist knowledge on these new techniques and technologies and you will apply this to data sets from our internationally recognised research in cosmology, health informatics and cybersecurity.

On this course you can:

- Apply your skills to real-life practical problems with real-world data sets

- Enhance your existing knowledge by developing solutions that use our supercomputers and networked computer clusters

- Manage and understand the business value that can be extracted from data sets

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, including Computer Sciences, Legal or Social Sciences, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Course modules

Alongside the key compulsory topics, you will also undertake a project. This will involve in-depth research where you will apply the skills and knowledge from the taught part of the course to a practical problem within the domain of one of our research areas (cosmology, healthcare, cybersecurity or networking). Alternatively, the problem may be supplied by local businesses or other external clients.

Core units include:

Advanced Data Management
Applied Data Analytics and Engineering
Business Intelligence
Big Data Applications

Assessment methods

You will encounter a range of assessment styles depending on the content and nature of the unit topic. This can include written assignments and presentations, as well as group and individual lab-based assessments. However, the most significant assessment element is your project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 15,100 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 6,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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