Level 7 Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist Degree Apprenticeship (MSc Data Analytics)

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  • UCAS code(s): Not set
  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught
  • Study mode(s): Block release
  • Location: Clifton Campus
  • Starting: October 2019
  • Course duration: Two years

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Who is it for?

A degree apprenticeship enables individuals to earn whilst they learn, combining academic study at University with substantial training and development of transferable skills in the workplace. The Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist is a Master's level degree apprenticeship which provides employers with the opportunity to upskill existing staff, or recruit new talent in to their organisation.

“A Digital & Technology Solutions Specialist maintains digital and technology strategies through technology leadership; investigating, identifying and implementing technological strategic solutions. They direct digital technology provision by studying organisation goals, strategies, and practices and delivering and supporting strategic plans for implementing digital technologies”.

Why do the apprenticeship?

It will provide apprentices with a way to both earn in their chosen area of employment, and study to obtain a MSc degree.

What are the benefits?

The blend of technical and management skills will enable apprentices to gain confidence, competence and capability to apply leadership within their organisation. Learned management skills will enable apprentices to operate in a range of digital and technology related specialist roles. Apprentices are not required to pay University tuition fees, and will earn a full-time wage.

What you'll study

The Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist is an apprenticeship that will take 2 years to complete, leading to a MSc university qualification, awarded by NTU.

Why NTU?

NTU has a major commitment to develop degree apprenticeship courses. NTU's apprenticeships are suitable for both small and large employers, and can be tailored to meet employers' specific business needs. The Computing and Technology Department has:

  • highly-regarded academics, who are active in a broad range of research areas, achieving 80% world-leading or internationally-excellent research impact (REF 2014);
  • a rich mix of knowledge ranging from software development for different types of systems, Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity and IT management, through to hardware aspects such as networking;
  • industrial experience built up and maintained through our industrial links and our applied research activity;
  • ultra-modern facilities, equipment and software. This includes the new Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Engagement Centre (ISTEC), which contains state-of-the-art laboratories;
  • Access to academic programs from Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, SAS, and major software available across all campus computers;
  • Experience in delivering Masters courses in Data Analytics for Business (part time), Computer Science, IT Security, Technology, and Cloud and Enterprise Computing.

Learn more about the Level 7 Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist apprenticeship standard.

What you'll study

The Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist is an apprenticeship that will take 2 years to complete, leading to a MSc university qualification, awarded by NTU.

For those business professionals or students who are relatively new to data analytics, the modules you study at NTU will broaden and deepen your technical understanding. Our progressive integration of business, computer science and applied mathematics modules make it a suitable and challenging option for a diverse mix of individuals. Those who may be experienced in data analytics and are now looking to progress, will gain a wider perspective on the industry whilst honing the management and leadership skills necessary to realise the benefits of big data innovation.

  • Year One

    Data Analytics:

    • Big Data and Its Infrastructure
    • Statistical Approaches to Data Analysis

    Business Modules

    • Delivering Value Creation
    • Effective Change Management
  • Final Year

    Data Analytics:

    • Practical Machine Learning Methods for Data Mining

    Project:

    • Project Conceptualisation and Planning
    • Work-based Project

How you’re taught

There are 4 blocks in year one and two blocks in year two. Each block is usually 3 days, following a pattern of Thursday morning to Saturday afternoon. For the first module there is an additional course induction session on Wednesday.

Each module, except for the Work-based Project, will be delivered over a 12 week period, with the three day intensive study block taking place within the first two weeks of the module. The remaining ten weeks are for independent study and for you to complete the summative assessment with opportunities for interim developmental feedback. The Work-based Project will be delivered over a 6 month period with an interactive project workshop being delivered at your Year 2 Induction.

  • Before each study block you will be provided with pre-work. This may take the form of readings, exercises, discussion points and research to undertake within your organisation.
  • During the study blocks, you could be undertaking individual research, practicals, participating in small group or one-to-one tutorials, working with fellow students in seminar or workshop activities or attending larger group lectures.
  • After each study block you will be expected to undertake independent learning in order to consolidate and extend your learning, applying what you have learned to your work environment, and further exploring subjects before completing the module assessment.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include:

  • examinations
  • academic reports or essays
  • technical reports
  • reflective work
  • practicals
  • presentations or portfolios

Entry requirements

A 2.2 honours degree or above in a related subject.

Unfortunately this course is not available for EU or international students.

How to apply

How to apply

Applications to this course can be made through our NTU Applicant Portal - click on the Apply button at the top of the page to be taken straight through to the Portal.

Candidates are not required to attend an interview for this course.

Application deadline

Applications for the part-time course can be submitted up until the start of the course in October. Places are subject to availability, therefore we would advise early application.

Information for your employer

We have lots of useful advice and guidance on our website to help you discuss your options with your employer.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Unfortunately this course is not available for EU or international students.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Further information on how to apply

Need help with your application?
For admissions related enquiries please contact us:
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4200

Fees and funding

For Apprenticeship fees, funding and guidance information, please see our Apprenticeships pages.

Unfortunately this course is not available for EU or international students.

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