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Study data visualisation online

We live in a world where data is becoming a commodity. An estimated 1.7MB of data per person is created every second, and with this move to big data comes the need for new ways to interpret it. Data visualisation is exactly that - the graphical representation of information.

There are many reasons why this visual approach is a useful tool in understanding data. Studies show that around 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, while we can process images around 60,000 times faster than text. All this means that things like infographics are 30 times more likely to be read than plain text.

Here, you’ll find a range of different courses that focus on various aspects of data visualisation, including some of the different tools and techniques you can use. Each of our courses is entirely online, giving you the freedom to learn whenever and wherever you want. Whether it’s with our free online courses or our ExpertTrack learning subscriptions, you can start building your knowledge today.

Earn a data visualisation certificate

Earn personalised data visualisation certificates when you complete an online course on FutureLearn, complete with lead educator signatures, organisation logos and course details. Share your achievements with employers, on Linkedin, on your CV and more.

Build your career in data visualisation

If you’re hoping to get a job in the field of big data or data visualisation, our courses are a great way to work on some of the necessary skills you’ll need. Whether you want to work with specific data visualisation tools or want a more general look at the industry, you can find opportunities to do so.

The data visualisation industry is one that’s expected to grow significantly over the coming years. Estimates suggest that the global industry was worth around $8.85 billion in 2019 and could be worth as much as $19.20 billion by 2027. If you’re looking for a stable career, this could be an industry worth exploring.

Learn the principles of data modelling and visualisation

Our courses cover a wide range of data visualisation subjects, giving you the chance to explore the core principles and specialist areas. Discover the various data visualisation tools and their uses, such as Python, Bokeh, Tableau Public and Excel. Explore some of the essential data visualisation techniques used in the industry today, and develop your understanding of key technologies.

Whether you’re interested in data modelling, data analytics, or other areas of data visualisation, you’ll find courses that can help you work on these skills and more. Learn about the principles of business intelligence and process mining, as well as other key areas of this industry.

These skills will help you develop your career in data visualisation, no matter what your current knowledge level is.

Your options for studying data visualisation

If you’re eager to learn about data visualisation, we have plenty of options for you to choose from. With one of our short courses, you’ll get a chance to study some of the fundamentals of the subject over several weeks. For those seeking an in-depth view of a particular area, our ExpertTrack subscriptions are the perfect choice.

Data Visualisation FAQs

What is data visualisation?

Data visualisation focuses on the graphical representation of data and information. It’s a way of demonstrating trends and patterns in an easy-to-understand way, often through things like graphs, charts, and maps.

Why is data visualisation important?

With data playing an increasingly important role in our lives, data visualisation gives us a chance to understand what this information means. Big data sets are made far more accessible with visual elements.

What are data visualisation skills?

To succeed in a data visualisation role, you’ll need excellent analytical skills, as you’ll frequently work with large amounts of data. You’ll also need to have strong communication skills, as well as the ability to think critically.

Is Python good for data visualisation?

Python is a popular data visualisation tool, as it provides libraries with many different visualisation functions. It’s also a popular programming language for big data analytics and machine learning, which often tie in well with data visualisation.

Which data visualisation tool is best?

Because it’s such a popular field, there are quite a few different data visualisation tools. The ‘best’ one really depends on what you need to do with it. However, some popular ones include Tableau, Python, Google Charts, and Microsoft Power BI.

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