Professional Certificate in Applied Data Analytics

What will I study?


The Professional Certificate in Applied Data Analytics draws on evidence-based practice to develop your understanding of analytics technology – its capabilities, its limits and its pitfalls. The focus of the course is on the appropriate use of data as a tool for effective decision-making, rather than technical details.

As a student, you will develop evidence and practice-based knowledge of applied data analytics that is relevant across disciplines. You’ll gain an advanced understanding of research principles as well as data collection, measurement and management. This will prepare you to predict and influence behaviours and business decisions.

You will learn how to:

  • Think critically about the use of data in the public and private sectors
  • Appraise how results and analyses are presented by outlets such as the media
  • Drive social and organisational change and innovation through data.

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the appropriate use of data as well as the challenges associated with its use.

Course structure

To gain the Professional Certificate in Applied Data Analytics, you must complete 25 points comprised of two core subjects.


The estimated hours required for each subject is between 15-19 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

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Single subjects

You can also study single subjects to contribute to your professional development. For more information, please contact Student Support.

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