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MSc - Master of Science
Business Intelligence Software (Use) Data Analysis Business Modelling / Analysis Mathematical Analysis
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.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Students need to have: 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.
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