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Data Analysis for Business Intelligence MSc

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,950overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

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    36th out of 110 3

  • Entry standards

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    133 61%

    45th

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  • Graduate prospects

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    72 72%

    56th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    122nd

    33
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    140 58%

    39th

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  • Graduate prospects

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    88 88%

    31st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    35th

    58

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