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Data Analytics

This course is suitable for numerate graduates across many disciplines. Non-computing graduates are eligible.

Driven by market demands, this course examines movement and interpretation of data with a focus on the business context, enabling you to obtain actionable business insight and solve business problems using analytics.

Working with a variety of complex, structured and unstructured data in the business environment, and using appropriate statistical and computational skills and technologies, you will focus on the movement, analysis and interpretation of data and how derived advanced information can inform business strategy. You will be able to articulate insights confidently when presenting reports and visualisations.

Business intelligence plays a key role in the strategic planning process and overall success of an organisation. You will learn how to use commercial statistical software to analyse and interpret real-life business data.

Features and benefits of the course:
- The School has an extensive range of equipment in our own specialist laboratories which is supported by a dedicated team of technical staff.

- Research in the School was rated 'internationally excellent' with some rated 'world-leading' in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

- Our online virtual learning platform Moodle, provides access to lectures, course materials and assessment information.

- The School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology is a member of the Oracle Academy.

- We are an academic partner of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP). This partner status recognises our expertise in the field of information and cyber security.

- We are also an Academy of the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and deliver their partner programme which provides a pathway for students towards a rewarding, high-growth IT career.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for numerate graduates across many disciplines. Non-computing graduates are eligible. You will normally have at least a second-class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) or numerate subject area. Exceptionally, a good sub-degree STEM qualification and very substantial work experience in a closely-related area is acceptable. There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.


All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

Students can choose to join the BCS at any point in their study. It is not required but is useful. The annual charge is identified for every year there is also an option to take course membership for £57.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,350 (Year 1) Channel Islands 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,350 (Year 1) International 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,520 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years

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