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MSc Data Analysis for Business Intelligence

University Of Leicester

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Program Overview

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 Computing and Mathematical Sciences and includes the option of two industry standard professional IT certifications.

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  Location

LeicesterUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 21,000

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IELTS: 6

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Modules


Core modules

  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Business Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Data Science
  • Data Mining and Neural Networks
  • Financial Services Information Systems
  • Analysis of Algorithms


Plus your Data Analysis for Business Intelligence Project

 

Option modules


Choose one option module from:

  • Advanced C++ Programming
  • Practical Programming


Plus, choose one option module from:

  • Computational Partial Differential Equations with Applications
  • Generalised Linear Models
  • Data Analytics for eSports
  • Medical Statistics


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)


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.

 

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.

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.

 

International Qualifications
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UK Students
This is the total course fee.

 

Starting in September 2022

  • MSc: £11,500
  • MSc with Industry: £12,775


An additional fee of £3,125 will be charged if a placement is secured.

 

If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 

International Students
This is the total course fee.

 

Starting in September 2022

  • MSc: £21,000
  • MSc with Industry: £23,950

 

An additional fee of £3,125 will be charged if a placement is secured.

 

You will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 

From 2022 onwards, EU nationals will pay the International fee. If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme, you may qualify for the UK fee (subject to criteria).

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.

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