New MSc from Brunel will help fill Big Data Skills Gap

By StudyLink

Get an MSc in Data Science and Analytics, and bag yourself the sexiest job of the century!
According to the Harvard Business Review, the data scientist is the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’.Brunel University’s Computer Science department is delighted to announce the launch of a new Master’s course in September 2014: Data Science and Analytics MSc, run in conjunction with SAS, a market leader in business analytics software and services.
This course, which can be studied full or part time, will boost your career prospects, by giving you skills that employers are crying out for. As an integral part of the course, you will gain hands-on experience of commercial SAS tools. You will also have the option to study for the SAS certification, which is a recognised industry qualification. There is also the opportunity for a three month industrial placement at the end of the full time course.
Modules covered on the course:

  • Digital Innovation
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • High Performance Computational Infrastructures
  • Systems Project Management
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Data Management and Business Intelligence
  • Data Visualisation
  • Learning Development Project
  • Dissertation (including Research Methods)

Types of companies that would employ graduates in data science include:

  • Accenture
  • AstraZeneca
  • AXA Insurance
  • British Airways
  • Capgemini
  • Experian
  • FICO
  • GE Healthcare
  • HSBC
  • nPower
  • Orange
  • PayPal
  • Sopra
  • Waitrose

Watch this video to see what speakers from the industry and SAS had to say about Britain’s Big Data Skills Gap, at the SAS Careers Fair, which took place at Brunel last year.
This course is proving very popular with applicants – so if you want to get on the ladder in this exciting sector, don’t delay – have a look at the Brunel’s MSc in Data Science and Analytics

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