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 spring/summer semester at Oxford Brookes University:
- Time Series, starting week beginning 18 July 2022.
All modules are delivered online as one-week intensive course.
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 module application form).
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 spring/summer semester:
- Data Science Foundations
- Predictive Modelling (Odl)
- Advanced Predictive Models (Odl)
- Statistics In Government
- 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)
All modules are delivered online.
Please visit the University of Glasgow website for module dates and to book your place.
Applications for these modules need to be made:
- 5 weeks before the start date for student learners (assessed module)
- 1 week before the start date for non-student learners (unassessed module)
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.
2021 to 2022 academic year
The following modules are available as standalone courses in the 2021 to 2022 spring/summer semester at University of Southampton:
- Evaluation & Monitoring
- Generalised Linear Models
- Machine Learning
- Demographic Methods II
- Data Mining
- Statistical Disclosure Control
- Statistics in Government
All modules are delivered face-to-face at University of Southampton as a one-week intensive course.
For more information please visit the University of Southampton website.
To apply, please contact SocStatDemo.StudentOffice@soton.ac.ukton.ac.uk.
2022 to 2023 academic year
Applications to study modules in the 2022 to 2023 academic year will open in June or July 2022. Information will be available on the Cardiff University website.
All modules are delivered face-to-face at Cardiff University.
Modules will run over the standard academic semesters and credits gained can be counted towards the MSc degree.
The full-time MDataGov programme is also available from September 2022.
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 funded 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 Learning and Development managers, finance or business support teams). 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 the ACP Team.