There is a substantial amount of research in the area of intelligent computer systems. Further development in this field however strongly depends on the availability of highly qualified professionals able to harness the recent big data wave. Specialists with relevant expertise and knowledge of advanced tools and technologies, as well as the ability to understand and implement state-of-the-art solutions are needed in order to address practical problems that businesses and organisations are already facing and will face in the future.
To address the shortage of qualified professionals in the areas of data analytics and data science, Bournemouth University has partnered with SAS Institute to offer the Applied Data Analytics (ADA) MSc. ADA graduates will not only excel in solving complex data science related challenges, they will also have a working knowledge of latest tools, including SAS. The course also offers a unique opportunity to prepare for SAS certification: SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS and SAS Certified Predictive Modeler Using SAS Enterprise Miner 7. The aim of this course is to train data and business analytics professionals that can help their employers climb the pyramid of analytical literacy and to equip graduates with the skills to gain competitive advantage based on analytical insight into the business, scientific and other types of data.
This course is taught through a mixture of hands-on content and material in the form of lectures given by experts in their respective areas. The course provides an excellent opportunity to enter the dynamically expanding area of predictive analytics and data science, making the graduates an attractive and valuable asset for their current and future employers.
To view the course content, please visit the course profile on our website.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
An honours degree with a minimum of a 2:2 or equivalent. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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