Data analytics

Modern technologies are constantly changing and reshaping the way we interact with the world and each other.

Data analytics

Data science and analytics is about carrying out the investigations needed to inform important decisions and to predict new trends. 

Your course balances solid theory with practical application through exploring topics including: computer science and programming; databases and mathematical skills; ethical issues around the use and processing of data; as well as developing specialist skills in the areas of big data, data analytics and data science.

Data scientists are required in every sector, carrying out statistical analysis or mining data on social media, so our course can open the door to almost any industry, from health, to government, to publishing.

Why study here?
  • Join a community of scholars leading the way in technological research and development.
  • We are home to many of the world's top scientists and engineers in the field of data analytics.
  • 89% of our maths students are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2020).
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Our Masters courses offer you the opportunity to obtain advanced knowledge and skills in analytics and data science.

The speed at which individuals, businesses, organisations and governments are generating data is increasing at an unprecedented rate.

Making sense of all this data, deriving new insights and supporting better decisions requires not just new methods and techniques but also posing smarter questions. We look beyond the hype and focus on the real challenges, opportunities, commercialisation and social use of data.

We bring together academic experts in analytics and data science from across our University to offer cutting-edge research, specialist courses and vital insights for business.

Why study here?
  • Our interdisciplinary Institute for Data Analytics (IADS) researches data issues from the scientific and technological, to the sociological and legal.
  • We offer you access to specialist research facilities such as the UK Data Archive and our Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), both located on campus.
  • You have the opportunity to work in partnership with businesses and other organisations to develop real-world skills and knowledge.
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Accurate data analysis can generate significant opportunities for business leaders, managers, policy makers and entrepreneurs.

Modern economies increasingly demand analytically trained researchers in both academia and practice.

Much of our work addresses the important issues currently being faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

We're recognised for being at the forefront of research in: business ethics and corporate social responsibility; organisation studies; leadership and strategy finance and banking; risk management; and international management.

Why study here?
  • Work alongside internationally renowned researchers - we are Top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014, intensity weighted GPA, mainstream universities, THE 2014).
  • You have the opportunity to use databases including Bloomberg and Compustat, Passport GMID, Bankscope and Datastream.
  • We offer you access to specialist research facilities such as the UK Data Archive and our Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), both located on campus.
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Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.

The teaching and assessment methods listed on each course page show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.