The Year in Data Analytics is run by Kent’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science for students already studying at Kent. It offers a great opportunity to develop your understanding of a tool that is revolutionising the way we work.

Why should I add a Year in Data Analytics to my degree?

Data plays a significant role in today’s world, from predicting your shopping habits and personalising your social media feeds, to determining your eligibility to buy a home and influencing our accessibility to healthcare, social care and much more.

Knowing how to understand different datasets is a key skill employers are looking for and demonstrating your knowledge and skills can open many doors for you in your chosen career.

The course

The Year in Data Analytics can be taken either in between Stage 2 and Stage 3 or at the end of Stage 3.

When studying the Year in Data Analytics, you will primarily be taught within the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS) with some modules taught by the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research (SSPSSR). Upon completion of the year, you will return to your home School where you will complete your registered degree.

Successful completion of both the Year in Data Analytics and your registered degree will allow you to graduate with your current degree title augmented with the words ‘with a Year in Data Analytics’.

What you study

In the autumn term, you are introduced to data analytics and the statistical software and techniques used to understand datasets. You also explore the research and applications of quantitative data, and learn how to create and understand your own data.

In the spring term, you explore what Big Data is and look at methods for analysing large datasets. You continue to develop your understanding of data analysis and statistical software, focusing on presenting and communicating results. Towards the end of term, you put into practice the skills and knowledge you have gained by starting work on a project in which you collate, analyse and report on your own data. You hand in your project towards the end of the summer term. 

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are a University of Kent undergraduate student who has:

  • completed Stage 2 or Stage 3 of their degree
  • achieved grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) and
  • averaged 50% or above in their current degree programme.

Two groups of students are not eligible:

  • students from SMSAS
  • students from the School of Psychology.

How to apply

See our page here for further information about Year In Data Analytics and the application link. 

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