Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Information Science (Data Analytics)

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.

Entry requirements

Standard Entry:
Applicants should normally have a minimum of a lower second class (2:2) honours degree from a UK university or its equivalent.
International/English Language Requirements:

International applicants are required to have one of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below.
o A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5
o Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51
The University also accepts many other English language qualifications and if you have any questions about our English Language requirements please contact the International Admissions Office and we will be glad to assist you

Course modules

As this course offers a variety of core modules the actual module content may vary. Please access the course page on the Northumbria University website for further information.

Assessment methods

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. 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
MSc Distance learning September 2018 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time with advanced practice September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus NE1 8ST North East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01912274453