Reasons to study Data Analytics at De Montfort University:
Worldwide, there is a shortage of professionals with the skills to apply analytical techniques to interrogate datasets to describe and predict business performance; such as data analysts, data miners and data scientists. Roles in analytics require professionals with an advanced understanding of the business problem, who are adept at navigating the technical landscape, are problem solvers with technical expertise and excellent communicators. Postgraduate students with these skills and abilities are in high demand.
Data Analytics MSc, has been developed and is run with SAS; designed specifically to equip you with the skills and abilities to address the skills shortage. On successful completion of the course you will have developed your analytic and technical knowledge, and enhanced your professional skills within a Business Intelligence context.
- Taught by SAS accredited teaching staff
you will be taught by experienced SAS accredited teaching staff providing you with expert knowledge and skills
- Developed to fill skills shortage
course content has been developed to enhance your employability and gain substantial knowledge and equipping you with the skills required in for the use of the SAS software as well as Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) in industry
- 50 years history of research and teaching in computing technology
benefit from our well established academic expertise and advance your skills in, and knowledge of, data analytics to business problems
- Industry placement opportunity
you can chose to undertake a year-long work placement gaining valuable experience and skills as well as networking opportunities to build your industry contacts
- Excellent graduate prospects
equipped with the relevant skills for business intelligence and data mining roles including SAS Programming, Database Design and Business Intelligence
Structure and assessment
. Business Intelligence Systems Concepts and Method
. Research Methods
. Data Warehouse Design and OLAP
. Business Intelligence Systems Application and Development
. Big Data Analytics
. Data Mining Techniques and Applications
. Analytics Programming
. Individual project
Facilities and features
The Computer Science laboratories in Gateway House provide 80 computer workstations for students to use. The space is divided into four interconnected laboratories each with 20 machines (20 HP PCs running Windows/Linux).
There are printing facilities available, internal network access and digital projectors to aid your learning. All the machines are connected via the Faculty of Technology network to a dedicated, high-performance file server for storage and backup of students’ work. Many of the software packages are open source, which means students can download and run the software at home.
The Computer Science laboratories include a study area, in which you can work individually or in groups.
Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.
There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.
You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Opportunities and careers
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.
Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
This course prepares graduates for business intelligence and data mining roles within any target industry. There is a very high market demand for SAS expertise, and our graduates will be able to take up such opportunities. You will also be well placed to take up more general management and business information systems development roles within industry, and to undertake academic research in this field.