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OverviewDo you want to get professional workplace experience of data analytics while qualifying with a Masters degree in the field?On this MSc Data Analytics (with Professional Experience) degree course, youll combine a 6-month work placement or a professional experience module with taught modules that develop your skills in data analysis, and the application and management of big data. Youll see how you can apply data analytics tools in emerging technologies and start-ups using the UKs only
Do you want to get professional workplace experience of data analytics while qualifying with a Master's degree in the field?
On this MSc Data Analytics (with Professional Experience) degree course, you'll combine a 6-month work placement or a professional experience module with taught modules that develop your skills in data analysis, and the application and management of big data. You'll see how you can apply data analytics tools in emerging technologies and start-ups using the UK's only university-based SAP Next Gen Lab.
When you complete the course successfully, your Master's degree and professional experience could lead to career opportunities in areas such as data science and engineering, financial data analytics, social media analysis, political data analysis and cybersecurity.
What you'll experience
On this Data Analytics (with Professional Experience) MSc degree you'll:
Use the UK's only university-based SAP Next Gen Lab, featuring the world's leading cloud-based business software
Work on your technological and technical abilities
Build your previous studies and experience to postgraduate level
Master the big data and data mining tools you need for your career such as Python, R and machine learning
Analyse data from the University's original research in cosmology, health informatics and cybersecurity
Develop your knowledge of applied data analytics and engineering, big data, business intelligence, and advanced data management
Engage with important topics, such as the use of emerging technologies in data mining, business intelligence, machine learning and big data
Plan and develop an in-depth research project, using your analytical skills to demonstrate understanding beyond taught material
Careers and opportunities
Data is a big source of economic value to businesses, government and individuals and the ability to analyse big data is expected to be one of the most sought-after skills over the next few decades. So this Master's in Data Analytics can significantly improve your career prospects.
In addition, this course focuses on your application and use of the latest data analytics and mining tools while on a professional experience placement. This adds to the tools and techniques you'll develop during workshops in our SAP Next Gen Lab and on our supercomputer.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work. You can get help, advice and support from our Careers and Employability service for up to 5 years after you leave the University as you advance in your career.
What can you do with a Master's in Data Analytics?
Previous graduates have gone on to work in areas including:
data science and engineering
financial data analytics
cybersecurity data scientist/analyst
health care informatics
social media analysis
political data analysis
You can also use your Data Analytics MSc to get entry to higher-level professional qualifications such as British Computer Society accreditation.
Over 4,000 postgraduate students call the University of Portsmouth campus home.
An ideal choice for postgraduate students, the university has great research credentials, excelling in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science. 89% of its research in physics, and 90% of its research in allied health professions was rated as either ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework in 2014.
The University of Portsmouth also holds a Gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017, making them one of only four universities in the south east to receive this award.
Where you'll study
Winston Churchill Avenue