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MSc in Data Analytics

Standard duration: 1 year full-time

Min. entry requirements: 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) or higher in a mathematical, scientific or analytical discipline

English Language: IELTS 6.5, Band A

Data Analytics increasingly fulfils a crucial role for businesses and organisations in every sector, from cyber security to retail. Our MSc course is on the pulse of recent advancements in the field, enabling you to acquire the comprehensive and advanced knowledge of advanced topics and methods in computer science, mathematics and engineering that is crucial to a future role in ‘big data’.

You’ll study modules covering topics such as data mining and agent-based systems, and your learning experience will be enriched by our strong links with international industry. While completing your dissertation, you can choose to be paired with an industry mentor who will help you to further explore your professional interests.

Travel is also an option. In your third term, you’ll have the opportunity to study elements of the Advanced Certificate on large scale quantitative data with the ‘Center for Urban Science’ in New York. If this interests you, please specify this in your application. Our graduates meet the increasing demand for experienced data analysts, going on to find employment within a variety of organisations in industry, government and academia.

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) or higher in a mathematical, scientific or analytical discipline

English Language Requirements

Band A, IELTS 6.5


All applications should be made online at

Application Deadlines

Places on taught postgraduate taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

If you are an international applicant and need to obtain a student visa, you will need to leave plenty of time for this process.

For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September. If you are a UK or EU applicant, there are no deadlines for applications to postgraduate taught places.

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rate)

Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas - Band 1:
Full-time £17,500, Part-time £8,750

Overseas - Band 2:
Full-time £22,340, Part-time £11,170


A small number of scholarships are available each year. See the departmental website for further information. Other funding opportunities are listed on the Graduate School Website.