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Data and Decision Analytics (MSc)

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Decision Making Skills Data Analysis

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Course Summary

About this course

Develop the analytic and professional skills for success in the data science on this Data & Decision Analytics MSc. You’ll learn advanced level mathematical modelling, statistical analysis, and computation.

This UK master’s course will give you the skills and knowledge to make better decisions based on data. There is also a strong focus on real work experience, with opportunities for summer projects in a range of industries.

Through this degree you’ll learn:

  • programming skills in R and in Python
  • advanced theory and methods of applied statistics
  • practical application of operational research
  • modelling of deterministic and stochastic systems
  • industry career skills working on a project with an external organisation

You'll take on 3-month summer project which can be in operational research, statistics, data science or a combination of each. This is excellent preparation if you want to go onto a PhD in one of these areas.


Data science has seen an unparalleled expansion as the data-driven economy grows. Having a good understanding of the process of deriving actionable insights from data opens-up a huge amount of career options.

Increasingly organisations require skilled professionals who can handle large datasets and managers who can utilise the resulting analysis to make impactful decisions. The nature of the work brings MSc Data and Decision Analytics graduates into early contact with senior management which can offer opportunities for rapid career advancement.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students will need a 2:1 degree in a subject that involves some quantitative training, such as: computer science, economics, engineering, mathematics, physics and statistics.

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more

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