Data Analytics


Learn how to collate, analyse and present data-driven insights that companies are looking for to help them make major decisions.

Start date

Week commencing 5 February 2024.


30 credits, taught at level 4.


Data analytics is all about studying information to find patterns and trends to solve problems or underpin key business decisions.

The demand for data professionals, particularly in the East Midlands, is high compared to the numbers of people who have the skills employers are looking for – meaning great job prospects in the field.

This short course will take you through the fundamental skills of data analytics, how to interpret big data and develop problem-solving skills needed.

DMU’s expert teachers will cover basic concepts of analysing and interpreting data. Using industry examples and real-life case studies, you’ll be given tasks to complete that will enable you to effectively identify and communicate what the numbers mean to business leaders.   

Whether you already work in a data role, are looking for a career change or want to update your skills, this course will give you the tools to succeed.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Apply a range of techniques to turn data into actionable business insights, using computer software
  • Develop problem solving skills to investigate a business issue and communicate your findings
  • Develop corporate communication skills and learn how to collate and present a data set
  • Solve a variety of business problems using computer software and analysis techniques

Entry criteria

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points from at least two A-Levels or equivalent or
  • BTEC National Diploma/Extended Diploma at DMM
  • Plus, five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent

Alternative qualifications include:

  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) with English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade 4. We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points.

Personal statement selection criteria:

  • Clear communication skills, including good grammar and spelling
  • Information relevant to the course applied for
  • Interest in the course demonstrated with explanation and evidence


Teaching and assessment

You will come to DMU for five days of on-campus learning led by our subject matter experts, and have access to a wealth of online learning materials which will support your in-person sessions. Then you will spend 11 weeks working on a relevant, practical project with an employer with access to online support and a weekly check in with your module leader.

How to apply

In order to apply, please fill in this application form and send it to

Course fees and funding

The fee for this course is £2,310. Find out more about HE Short Course Loans and funding that may be available to you for this course.