Individual CPD modules from the MDataGov programme

Modules from the Masters in Data Analytics for Government (MDataGov) programme can be taken as standalone courses for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with optional assessment. Modules are open to all UK public sector employees.

At some of the universities, credits gained from the one-off CPD modules can be counted towards the MSc degree with the same university in the future. Depending on the choice of provider, these modules can be taken either face-to-face at the university or online.

The latest course information is available from our partners:


Oxford Brookes University

2021 to 2022 academic year

The following modules are available as standalone courses in the 2021 to 2022 academic year at Oxford Brookes University:

  • Time Series (starting week beginning 24 January 2022)
  • Data Visualisation (starting week beginning 21 February 2022)

Delivery

All modules are delivered online as one-week intensive course.

More information

Applications for these modules need to be made at least 2 weeks before the start of the module

For further information and to apply, please see the MSc in Data Analytics for Government (MDataGov) – Individual Module application.


University of Glasgow

2021 to 2022 academic year (assessed and unassessed options available)

The following courses are available as standalone CPD modules at University of Glasgow during the 2021 to 2022 academic year:

  • Sampling Fundamentals
  • Statistical Computing
  • Data Science Foundations
  • Predictive Modelling (Odl)
  • Advanced Predictive Models (Odl)
  • Statistics In Government
  • Data Programming In Python (Odl)
  • Uncertainty Assessment And Bayesian Computation (Odl)
  • Introduction To Survey Research
  • Data Mining And Machine Learning I: Supervised And Unsupervised Learning (Odl)
  • Data Mining And Machine Learning II Big Data And Unstructured Data (Odl)
  • Large-Scale Computing For Data Analytics (Odl)

Delivery

All modules are delivered online.

More information

Please visit the University of Glasgow website for module dates and to book your place.

More information about the full MDataGov programme via distance learning from September 2021 is available on the University of Glasgow website. Applications for the full MDataGov will be accepted up until it commences.


University of Southampton

2021 to 2022 academic year

The following modules are available as standalone courses in the 2021 to 2022 academic year at University of Southampton:

  • Introduction Module
  • Survey Data Collection
  • Regression Modelling
  • Statistical Programming
  • Demographic Methods I
  • Survey Sampling
  • Data Science Foundations
  • Data Visualisation
  • Evaluation & Monitoring
  • Generalised Linear Models
  • Machine Learning
  • Demographic Methods II
  • Data Mining
  • Statistical Disclosure Control
  • GIS
  • Statistics in Government

Delivery

All modules are delivered face-to-face at University of Southampton as a one-week intensive course.

More information

For more information please visit the University of Southampton website.

To apply, please contact socstats@soton.ac.uk.


Cardiff University

2021 to 2022 academic year

The following modules are available as standalone courses in the 2021 to 2022 academic year at Cardiff University:

Autumn semester

These modules run from 4 October 2021 to 17 December 2021 with an examination in January 2022.

  • Survey fundamentals (core module)
  • Foundations of Statistics and Data Science (optional module)

Autumn and Spring semesters

These modules run over both semesters beginning in October 2021 and finishing in May 2022.

  • Data Science Foundations (core module)
  • Statistical Programming (core module)

Spring semester

  • Statistics in Government (core module)
  • Databases and modelling (optional module)
  • Data Visualisation (optional module)
  • Statistics and Operational Research in Government (optional module)
  • Time Series and Forecasting (optional module)

Delivery

All modules are delivered face-to-face at Cardiff University.

More information

Modules will run over the standard academic semesters and credits gained can be counted towards the MSc degree. You can apply on the Cardiff University website.

The application deadline for the spring semester modules is 3rd December 2021.

The full-time MDataGov programme is also available from September 2021.

Sponsorship for MDataGov CPD modules

MDataGov CPD modules can be used towards your L&D time at work. You might also be able to have MDataGov modules sponsored by your organisation. Please speak to your line manager about obtaining funding to read for MDataGov modules, they should be able to direct you to the right people to ask within your organisation (this is usually L&D managers/finance team/business support team). You may need to provide a business case for the funding which should include details on how your learning on these modules will be beneficial to your team/division/organisation.

You don’t necessarily need to be in an analysis role for your team/organisation to benefit from sponsoring your modules e.g. Data Visualisation tools and techniques can be used to create dashboards, infographics or other interactive tools used in HR, Finance etc. Sharing what you have learnt on the module by means of presentations and delivering short training courses within your organisation is also generally looked up on favourably and is a great way to embed your learning.

 

If you have any questions please get in touch with Debbie Cooper or Rebecca Lynch