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Data Analysis for Business Intelligence MSc

Data Analysis for Business Intelligence MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Data Analysis Business Modelling / Analysis Business Intelligence Software (Use)

Course type


Course Summary

This course 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. 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.

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.

The Department of Mathematics 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, and 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.

Different course options

Full time | University of Leicester | 2 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Internet-based communication has become essential for our society and economy. Furthermore, the advent of cloud computing has revolutionised the way in which data is stored and processed. In the first part of this module we will cover basic concepts of networking such as internet architecture, the sliding window protocol for reliable transfer, routing in the internet, and end-to-end protocols (TCP and UDP). You will also learn how to carry out calculations to predict network performance. The second part of the module will focus on cloud computing. We will cover the principles of cloud computing, the MapReduce programming model for large-scale data processing, the implementation of MapReduce programs using Hadoop, and security considerations relevant to cloud computing. This module belongs to semester one.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need 2:2 degree in Maths or related subject (e.g. Physics) or equivalent international qualification. If their background is in computer science we will assess their student transcript.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren’t...more

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