MSc Data Analytics and Technologies

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QAN 601/8701/3

Mode of attendance



1 year


This innovative and dynamic MSc in Data Analytics and Technologies offers you the opportunity to develop key employability skills and expertise so
you can interrogate and make sense of data, unlock vital insights and
communicate your discoveries. Combining focused study in data analytics and technologies with

essential training to develop the high- level transferable skills needed for career success, this course allows you to become the master of your own
career development. We’ll take a multi-faceted approach to help you gain a combination of academic, analytical, business and professional skills that will prepare you for a career as a data analyst, as well as provide a sound basis for doctoral- level study. We offer you the opportunities to develop extensive
knowledge of the key data analysis principles and methods, along with a broad grounding in technology solutions.

Entry requirements

Duration: 18 months

Entry Requirements:

You should have at least a lower second class (2.2) honours degree (or
equivalent) in a Computing-related subject or five years’ relevant work
experience. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a
portfolio of work.

If English is not your first language you will need to complete a Secure
English Language Test at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with no band lessthan 5.5.

Career Opportunities:

An essential focus of this course is on giving you the confidence to
promote yourself effectively by drawing on the most appropriate elements
of your expertise and presenting your ideas and work in the correct way.
As a graduate of this industry‐focused, hands-on MSc, you’ll possess strong
skills in data analytics and technologies, along with clear plans for how to
use these to progress your career. Depending on your prior qualifications
and experience, a wide range of career opportunities will be open to you,
as will the option of further study towards a PhD should you choose a
career in research or academia.
Completing this course will open a multitude of doors, and you’ll be well
prepared to seek employment or promotion, or become self-employed
using the enterprise and innovation skills you’ve developed as part of the
course. You’ll also be invited to continue your education via the MPhil and
PhD degrees available at the University of Bolton.

Course Content
This Master’s Degree comprises 180 credits at level HE7
Data Science C 30 credits
Big Data Technologies C 30 credits
Research Methods C 30 credits
Masters Project C 60 credits
Solutions Design and Ethical Practice C 30 credits