Data Analytics at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

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Course summary

With our MSc in Data Analytics you will learn fundamental theory and practice mathematical and statistical modelling. With special reference to data analysis and visualisation. With recent developments in digital technology, society has entered the era of 'big data'. The UK Government recognises big data as one of the eight great technologies. It has priorities for funding and research and will have a pivotal role in rebuilding and strengthening the economy. The explosion and wealth of available data in a wide range of application domains gives rise to new challenges and opportunities in all areas. One major challenge is how to take advantage of the unprecedented scale of data. And how to gain further insights and knowledge to improve the quality of offered products and services. We designed the MSc in Data Analytics for those currently in employment. And to run alongside the MSc in Data Analytics for Government. It is available to all students, and is not exclusive to any particular employment sector.

Assessment method

Our course has a supportive teaching and learning strategy based on active student engagement. We use a variety of teaching and assessment methods such as:

  • critical appraisal reports
  • data analysis reports
  • data analysis using software applications
  • presentations and case studies.
Learning methods include:
  • blended learning
  • formal lectures
  • problem solving practicals
  • guided independent learning
  • use of the computer based virtual learning environment ‘Moodle’
  • independent research
  • software data analyses
- experiments

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a good (first or second class) degree in the physical or social sciences which has developed analytical knowledge and understanding in mathematical sciences. Typically this includes candidates with knowledge and familiarity with basic computing, mathematics and statistics concepts and methods at a degree level. Applicants with other qualifications plus work experience from other fields who have quantitative skills and familiarity with data analysis and modelling ideas, to be reflected in their application, will also be considered. These applications must be approved by the Programme Lead.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each component

If English is not your first language then, please see here for our requirements and accepted alternative English language qualifications

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1130 Module
Northern Ireland £1130 Module
Scotland £1130 Module
Wales £1130 Module

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Data Analytics at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS