Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analytics

Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analytics

Summary

Study level
Award
Part time
6 months+
Location
Online
School of Computing

Course Overview

Someone who knows how to approach and analyse data is vital to every function of a business. 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. 

You’ll develop a critical understanding of data handling on this course, discovering 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. 

You'll also produce an in-depth research project, and we'll provide the expertise and support so you can develop your professional expertise. Once you graduate, you'll have a skillset that will get you noticed by employers, and the tools you need for a career in data analytics and other emerging industries such as deep learning or AI. 

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Course details and modules

Our professional Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analytics consists of three key modules. Studying with us, 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. 

Clare Gillon

The staff and the support along the way has been amazing. Any questions or enquiries are answered. I cannot thank the admissions team enough for their part in advising and supporting me through this MA. It is a big step to make and having the support through the whole process really helped.

Clare Gillon
MA Strategic Marketing - Online
Simon Henry

I’ve found the Arden MBA has given me a much more comprehensive foundation of knowledge around the topics I don’t often encounter in my work role, including financial decision-making, ethics and strategy. This knowledge will enable me to progress to more strategic roles in the future.

Simon Henry
MBA Online

Modules

  • 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

Study options

This course is available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere worldwide. 

Rudolf Eigenheer

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
MSc Psychology

Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location. 
 
Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy.
 
Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

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.

Eligibility

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.

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Mohammed Rehman

Studying with us here at Arden teaches you how to handle and interpret complex data sets, and you’ll be developing skills that are essential in national and international businesses. If you are currently working in a management function or looking to specialise in data, our range of data analytics courses will develop your ability to analyse and interpret data in order to make business decisions. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.

Mohammed Rehman
Head of School Computing 

Career prospects

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, and demonstrate your expertise to future employers and lay the foundations for progression into a senior management or leadership role. 

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

Industry skills

Study an industry-certified course alongside your degree 

If you're looking to gain some additional skills as you study, you can take an industry-certified online course while you’re studying your Arden degree, at no extra cost. 

You can choose to become certified on Salesforce Trailhead, gain certification through Cisco’s Networking Academy, or take courses on Amazon’s cloud-based learning platform, AWS Educate. All of these courses complement our degree modules and are highly valued by employers worldwide.

Career Development Resources

Career development resources

Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway. 
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include:

  • CV360, which analyses your CV and provides instant feedback for improvement
  • Interview360, helping you practise your interview technique in a stress-free environment and tackle some of the most common interview questions - as many times as you need to
  • Aptitude tests to help your improve your critical thinking, numeric, and logical reasoning skills
  • 100s of interactive courses focused on giving you the skills and confidence you need to excel in your professional life. 
  • My Jobs, where you can search employment vacancies, browse employer profiles by location and, or connect with other employees on LinkedIn.