Careers and opportunities for MSc Data Analytics graduates

After graduating from our MSc Data Analytics, you’ll have the specialist knowledge and practical experience with research and software to succeed across various sectors.

Many organisations require data  - as well as someone skilled to make sense of it. With the increasing reliance on big data experienced by companies around the globe, you’ll be well-positioned to identify an area where your interests and specialisations align.

Plus, as you continue to upskill and develop your transferable skills, you’ll have the option to explore entirely new industries should you ever wish to pivot elsewhere.

What specialisations can I consider? 

Roles open to MSc graduates could include:

  • Data scientist
    People in this role
    gather, analyse, and interpret large sets of data from different sources. Their results are presented in more comprehensible forms to help organisations identify trends in their business and create actionable plans around them.
  • Information strategist
    Information strategists analyse the flow and collection of data within a company. They use their findings to provide clear, efficient strategies to organisations, to help better serve their requirements.
  • Data architect
    Individuals in this role
    manage and store an organisation’s data. Data architects design, deploy, and establish data architecture that is secure and accessible to the rest of the greater team, while also updating it as necessary over time.
  • Chief data officer
    People in this position
    use gathered data to help their company stay competitive. This executive role is typically responsible for the organisation-wide governance, management, and utilisation of data in order to meet business goals.
  • Database programmer
    Database programmers develop, maintain, and update computer programs and databases. The programs they work on determine how data is organised, managed, and accessed within a company.
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Careers and employability service

Regardless of where your interest lies, we’ll be here to support you as well. You can access our Careers and Employability Service for up to five years following graduation – giving you a reliable resource for 1-to-1 career advice, employability workshops, CV reviews, and more. 

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Get the skills to make sense of data with our part-time, online MSc in Data Analytics. You can choose from start dates in February, May or September.

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