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MSc Information Science Data Analytics 2 Years

Northumbria University

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Program Overview

We are currently reviewing modules which provide opportunities to work with industry to gain real experience. Modules will be updated in due course.


Are you looking for a Masters-level qualification that will open doors to jobs and promotions in the field of data analytics? This two year master’s course combines core modules in information science with specialised modules in Database Modelling as well as Statistics and Business Intelligence.


As part of the focus on data analytics, you will cover topics such as how to design and manipulate databases with relational algebra and SQL. You will also analyse (big) data in order to improve organisational decision-making, using techniques such as regression analysis, clustering, distance measures, probability and distributions.  

 

In the second year, for one semester, you will have the chance to study in another country or join a research group. This valuable experience will enhance your employability and further develop your theoretical and practical skills. 

Research


If you take this option, you will be assigned to our Computer Science and Informatics Research Group. There is every possibility that you may contribute to published research and therefore you may be named as part of the research team, which would be a great start to a research career.

 

Study Abroad


We have exchange agreements with universities all over the world, including partners in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Oceania. If you take the Study Abroad option you will spend a semester at one of these partners, continuing your studies in English but in a new cultural and learning environment. Please note that this option may require you to obtain a visa for study in the other country.

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NewcastleUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

24 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 19,500

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IELTS: 6.5

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Our teaching is linked to what you want to learn and also to what you need to learn in order to achieve greater success in information science.

 

Our long established relationship with employers ensures that you receive the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge to bring innovation, relevance, ethical sensitivity and currency to all you do. There is an emphasis on learning by doing; coursework will include projects, portfolios of work, reports and presentations as well as essays. All this helps you to make sense of the subject, getting a clear understanding of important concepts and theories. 

 

The Advanced Practice semester will be assessed via a report and presentation about study abroad or research group activities.  

 

While some assessments contribute to your final grade, there are other assessments that are provided purely to guide your progress and reinforce your learning. You can expect both your tutors and your peers to provide useful comments and feedback throughout the course. 

 

Modules


We are currently reviewing modules which provide opportunities to work with industry to gain real experience. Modules will be updated in due course.

 

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

 

Year one

 

  • KC7013 -Database Modelling (Core,20 Credits)
  • KC7020 -Information Organisation and Access (Core,20 Credits)
  • KC7021 -Statistics and Business Intelligence (Core,20 Credits)
  • KC7022 -Information Systems and Technologies (Core,20 Credits)
  • KC7023 -Research Methods and Professional Practice (Core,20 Credits)
  • KC7024 -User Behaviour and Interaction Design (Core,20 Credits)

Year two

 

  • KC7026 -Masters Dissertation (Core,60 Credits)
  • KV7007 -Advance Practice semester (Core,60 Credits)

Entry Requirements 2022/23


Standard Entry


Applicants should normally have:

 

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

 

International qualifications:

 

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. 

 

English language requirements:

 

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry


Full UK Fee: £12,075

 

Full EU Fee: £19,500

 

Full International Fee: £19,500

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. This reflects the relevance of the curriculum, which is informed by contact with employers and close professional links.


The topics and activities in the course have a strong emphasis on employability. For example you will develop skills in how to analyse, monitor and evaluate user behaviour. You will also learn how to evaluate and use a range of appropriate technologies for solving problems and supporting decision-making in organisations. Your knowledge and practical skills will help you take a lead on research-informed approaches that give organisations and professionals a valuable advantage.

 

The Advanced Practice semester will help you develop a track record of achievement that will help you stand out from other job applicants.

 

A two-year master’s course, like this one, will carry particular weight with employers. They will understand that you have a deeper understanding of topics as well as more hands-on practical experience.

 

Data analytics is firmly in the spotlight due to transformations in information science and the emergence of big data. As we look to the future, which will be marked by ever greater capabilities for data processing, and a rising expectation that major decisions should be based on data-driven insights, data analytics will become increasingly valued and rewarded.

 

On graduation, you will be well placed to take advantage of this trend. Employers are looking for information professionals who can develop new insights through mastery of their subject and critical scholarship. With your Masters qualification, you will be equipped to make a difference, advance your practice and make well-balanced judgements.

 

You could work for a wide range of employers in the field of data analytics or you could consider freelance roles as a consultant. Your master's qualification can also form the basis for further postgraduate studies at a higher level. 

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