Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analytics

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6 months - 2 years
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Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analytics

Course Overview

Someone who knows how to approach and analyse data is vital to every function of a business in today’s constantly evolving technology landscape. Through our professional Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analytics, you’ll become equipped with core skills within a quick time frame, allowing you to put your learning into practice quickly. 

On this course, you’ll develop a critical understanding of data handling, find out how to effectively analyse the data needs of a business, make strategic business decisions from your findings and learn how to present the findings to others in an accessible way, putting you on the path to an enhanced and rewarding career in data analytics.

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Arden courses are designed so that you can study additional programmes alongside them. Find out more about how you can study an additional industry certified course alongside your studies.

Our professional Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analytics consists of three key modules. With Arden University, you’ll have the flexibility to complete this course in a shorter time frame, graduating with valuable knowledge and a range of in-demand skills that every business needs. 


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

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:

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

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.


To be eligible for Arden's postgraduate data analytics course, we need to see that you have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study a postgraduate certificate in data analytics. 

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.

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Arden’s Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analytics is taught by The School of Computing and IT. This school places a big emphasis on applied teaching and hands-on experience, giving students the opportunity to solve real-world problems with innovative, tech-led solutions. The course programme is designed with a focus on business applications and graduate employment opportunities. 

Data Analytics is becoming increasingly important as a key skill for people in all business functions. With a Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analytics, you can get in front of this ever-growing trend. 

What can a postgraduate data analytics certificate do for me?

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analytics will provide you with valuable, transferable skills that will enable you to confidently enter a role in a variety of exciting sectors. Some of the key skills you’ll focus on are: 

  • 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
  • An understanding of how to evaluate the outcomes of analysis to make informed business decisions
  • An understanding of how to effectively communicate data analytics visually

What can I do after Arden University?

By covering a breadth of topics in each module, you’ll have your pick as to which career path to choose after graduating. Here’s a snapshot of some of the positions you could end up in:

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

Your next step into the professional world

Studying with Arden is all about getting career ready. Alongside your Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analytics you’ll also have access to several extra online resources for professional development. You can use these to explore a specialist area of interest and to enhance your CV.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 

At Arden University, we make it simple to achieve your degree, regardless of any other commitments you may have. Our online learning model is designed to fit around your lifestyle, so you can study at a time and pace that works best for you.


The assignments were challenging -in a good way. They were relevant to what we learned and interesting to complete. Being able to contact my module tutor - either in the discussion forums or by email- was tremendously helpful. I feel that my concerns and questions were taken seriously, and the feedback was genuinely helpful.

Rudolf Eigenheer
Rudolf Eigenheer
MSc Psychology
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Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.