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International/EU: £14,460 for the course without placement or £15,660 with a placement
- Master industry-leading systems such as SAS for statistical data analysis, SQL for data manipulation and MongoDB for unstructured datasets.
- Learn and apply statistical data modelling, data storage and data mining techniques.
- Gain specific knowledge related to financial services, consultancy, regulation, supervision and compliance.
- Prepare candidates for analytics jobs in financial services with competitive salaries.
On this course, you'll gain a firm handle on data analytics and its role in banking and finance. You'll access real company live data, work with Bloomberg terminals, use cutting-edge software and get excellent real-world experience. The course is designed with industry input, so you're able to hit the ground running as soon as you graduate.
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
This course explores the application of data analytics in financial industries. You will work with contemporary platforms including cutting-edge SAS analytics software and Bloomberg financial terminals.
In the business part of the course, you examine and scrutinise the fundamental concepts of banking, finance and investment.
You will also learn technical skills associated with data analytics, and apply these skills in context of financial industries.
You learn through
- teaching sessions
- learning materials
- recommended readings
- problem-based learning
- individual and group projects
- contemporary software platforms
Course leaders and tutors
Your lecturer's view
You will study real company case studies and data and work on live or emulated industry projects. You will utilise the skills and knowledge you learn on your technical and business modules to complex projects in the context of financial industries.
The teaching team make use of their research and industry connections to include real work scenarios and case studies within many of the modules.
There are many industries that make use of the skills developed on the course once you have graduated, including pharmaceuticals, finance, marketing, retail and the public sector.
Organisations such as Amazon, Facebook, UK Ministry of Defence, HSBC and GSK all make use of data management/analytics extensively to help them to better understand their customers and to make informed business decisions. IBM ranked these jobs as one of the most difficult for employers to recruit, due in part to the shortage of skilled data scientists.
This course prepares you for a career in
- statistical analysis and machine learning techniques
- database and programming technologies
- statistical theory
- marketing and insight
- credit risk
- data and technology
- digital analytics
- data science
Our previous Big Data Analytics graduates have gone on to work for
- the Bank of England
- INC Research
- Axis Bank
Some of the associated careers in these fields are
- customer insight analyst
- credit risk analyst
- fraud analyst
- forensic analyst
- big data architect
- business intelligence developer
- digital analyst
- data scientist
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with leading edge software including
- Bloomberg Terminals
Undergraduate degree academic qualification with classification of 2:2 or equivalent in Computing, Computer Science, Maths or Statistics, Data Analytics, Data Science or other relevant areas, or appropriate work experience.
Applicants who have acquired significant knowledge and skills in data analytics, database design and development using industry standard platforms and development environments or significant experience in financial technologies would be considered for admission.
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Advanced Portfolio Management||Credits: 15|
|Module: Banking And Financial Markets||Credits: 15|
|Module: Data Analytics: Tools And Techniques||Credits: 30|
|Module: Finance||Credits: 15|
|Module: Industrial Expertise||Credits: 15|
|Module: Introduction To Databases And Big Data||Credits: 15|
|Module: Postgraduate Placement||Credits: -|
|Module: Research Skills And Dissertation||Credits: 60|
|Module: Study Skills And Project Management||Credits: 15|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £8,490 for the course without a placement. Or £9,690 with a placement.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £14,460 for the course without work experience placement or £15,660 with work experience placement.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
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