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Course Essentials

Someone who knows how to approach and analyse data is vital to every function of a business in today’s constantly-evolving technological landscape. Through our professional postgraduate certification in data analytics, you will be equipped with core data analytics skills within a shortened timeframe, allowing you to put your learning into practice quickly. Developing a critical understanding of data handling, you will learn how to effectively analyse data needs, make strategic business decisions from these findings and know how to present the findings to others in an accessible way.


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Key Information

Award:
Postgraduate Certificate
Credits:
60
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
PG Cert Data Analytics
Duration:
TBC
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

Meet the Tutors

Watch this 2 minute video and hear Dr. Ben Silverstone (Programme Leader, Computing and Quantitative Business) who leads our Data Analytics suite of courses, talk about why Data Analytics is increasingly becoming a key skill for people in all functions across the business. Find out how you can get in front of this trend by studying a Masters with Arden.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must normally have either:

  • A UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent, plus 2 years suitable work experience.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If you don’t have academic qualifications

We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you don’t already have an undergraduate degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our undergraduate degree programmes. We offer online degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. Please click here to see our available online degrees.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

This professional postgraduate course comprises of the three key ‘data core’ modules from our main MSc Data Analytics qualifications. You will have the flexibility to complete this course in a shorter timeframe and will graduate with valuable knowledge and in demand skills of data analysis.

Modules:

  • Data Design
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

Please contact us for more information on fees for this programme.

Self-funding

To pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your postgraduate studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship download our guide to employer sponsorship here.

Find out more about fees and funding on our dedicated information page by clicking here.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Careers Impact

Our PGCert in Data Analytics will provide you with useful, transferable skills to confidently enter a role in the computing management environment and data analytics, or can improve your existing career prospects. Through this course, you will gain:

  • An ability to critically analyse the need for data gathering
  • A critical approach to identifying and designing appropriate methods of gathering data
  • Well-developed understanding of data handling, using a variety of tools, and how to evaluate the outcomes of analysis to make informed business decisions
  • An understanding of how to effectively communicate data analytics visually

Here’s a snapshot of some of the positions you could end up in:

  • Senior Manager
  • Data Manager
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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