Data Analysis for Business Intelligence MSc, 12-28 months, full-time

Course information

UK/EU fee £11,110

International fee £20,825

Taught by School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science

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This is for you if... you want to gain practical experience in databases and a rigorous understanding of applied statistics, data mining, operational research and related areas.

Course description

Course description

Due to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic we have had to evaluate all of our courses to ensure that we adhere to Government guidelines to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and students. This means that as we work through these changes the modules, delivery methods and assessments shown, including those shown for future years, are subject to change.

The McKinsey Global Institute calls big data “the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity” and estimated the gap in data analysis professionals of approximately 140,000 to 190,000 potential positions.

Businesses and industry have already realised that investment in big data is absolutely necessary to survive in the modern world. The epoch of big data is here. Every day you can find hundreds of data-analysis related vacancies in the UK.

The MSc in Data Analysis for Business Intelligence will prepare you to work with data in the business environment, using mathematical, statistical and computational skills – including data mining and practical database coding skills. This course seeks to train the generation of world-leaders in data analysis and, to this end, you will be taught by world-leaders in the field.

You will learn how to discover knowledge in data as well as honing the data analysis skills required to perform predictive and prescriptive modelling in real-world business situations. Your summer project will let you apply what you have learned to real business problems and meet your possible employers. Our partners for these projects include Eon, General Electric, Weatherford International, ARM and CapitalOne. These projects not only give you an opportunity to meet potential employers, but also to explore options for creating your own start-up company.

This degree is managed by our School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science in collaboration with our School of Informatics and includes the option of two industry standard professional IT certifications.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

2:2 degree in Maths or related subject (eg. Physics) or equivalent international qualification. If your background is in computer science we will assess your student transcript.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2020 or January 2021

  • MSc: £11,110
  • MSc with Industry: £12,775

NB. The additional fee for the 'MSc with industry' variant is not charged if, for whatever reason, you are unable to secure a placement.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you’re eligible.

International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2020 or January 2021

  • MSc: £20,825
  • MSc with Industry: £23,950

NB. The additional fee for the 'MSc with industry' variant is not charged if, for whatever reason, you are unable to secure a placement.

You will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

The School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science has a long history of collaborating with industry for student projects. Companies we have worked with include Asset Intelligence, City Group, Santander, Deloitte, Risk Care, Alstom. Your summer project will be based on real data and developed in partnership with industrial contacts like these. Your project gives you a chance to find out more about working in industry, as well as exploring your options to set up your own start-up company.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

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Course structure

Modules (September entry)

Modules (September entry)

Core modules

Plus your Data Analysis for Business Intelligence Project

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

Plus, choose one option module from:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Modules (January entry)

Modules (January entry)

Core modules

Plus your Data Analysis for Business Intelligence Project

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

Plus, choose one option module from:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Industrial Placement (optional)

Industrial Placement (optional)

Studying a 'with industry' Masters degree is the perfect way for you to enhance your career prospects and deepen your understanding of your specific area of expertise. By experiencing real-world scenarios and applying your skills and knowledge to business challenges, you will gain a unique insight into how your studies can be utilised in industry. This will not only showcase your abilities to future employers, but will also enhance your studies when you return to University to complete your programme.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Project

Project

You will carry out an extended Data Analysis for Business Intelligence Project, based around analysis of a real dataset, organisation of a database or preparation of data analysis software for a specific problem.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester?

The School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science at Leicester carries out research, training and postgraduate teaching in finance, risk management, dynamical systems, computational modelling, actuarial science, data analysis, algebra, topology and associated fields.

The School provides a stimulating academic environment where you can develop your knowledge and skills, and contribute to a wider understanding of the subject area.

We have more than 50 postgraduate research students, over 80 postgraduate taught students and in excess of 100 students studying by distance learning.

Teaching and learning

Teaching on this course is a combination of lectures, workshops, independent work, group and team work, supervised study and directed reading. Assessment of each module is through written exams, marked assignments, assessed problems, oral presentations and written project reports. Your research project assessment will be based on your written thesis and an oral exam.

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