MSc in Business Analytics
2:1 or above
(or its international equivalent) is usually expected. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
Type of degree
You should have at least a 2:1 at undergraduate level. Your degree should be in a subject with high quantitative content like:
- computer science
- a quantitative social science
We may consider other subjects if they have enough quantitative content.
If you are a UK student and completed your undergraduate degree abroad, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.
Previous experience of computer programming is an advantage. You should include information about your quantitative and programming experience in your personal statement.
In some cases, you may be able to substitute work experience for our degree requirement. Your experience must be relevant and should be no more than three years. Please contact us if you want to discuss this.
European and international students
If English is not your first language, you will need to pass an English language test.
You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.
These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.
We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE. Further information on alternative tests.
If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Read about these courses on the Academic Skills Centre website.
If you are already studying in the UK
If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:
- the UK
- a country where English is the official first language
You may be exempt from our English language requirements.
If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer.
An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0.
An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.