MSc in Business Analytics

Content and structure

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Course timeline

  • 21 September 2020
    - 27 September 2020


  • 28 September 2020
    - 11 December 2020

    Semester one

  • 1 February 2021
    - 28 May 2021

    Semester two

  • June 2021
    - September 2021


  • December 2021


Please note that units and course information below refers to the 2019/20 academic year. 2020/21 content is likely to be similar but is subject to change.

Semester one: taught units

Compulsory units

You will take these units:

The business statistics and forecasting unit is an International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) student award unit.

The best student will receive US$100, a Certificate of Achievement, and one year's free membership to the Institute.


The course will finish with a dissertation. You will produce a unique piece of research using techniques learned throughout the year.

Read more about the dissertation.

Detailed course information

You can find full course information for the 2019/20 academic year on the University’s programme and unit catalogue.

Teaching and learning

You’ll learn from academics who are experts in the field of business analytics.

All units are taught on campus.

The course includes a range of teaching and learning methods, such as:

  • interactive lectures
  • case studies
  • seminar presentations
  • group project work

Specialists from our Careers Service, Academic Skills Centre and Library offer a range of personal development opportunities. There are more options available through the Students’ Union.

Methods of assessment

Units are assessed by a combination of formal examinations and coursework.

Additional costs

As well as the cost of books, you will also need to cover the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You should budget at least £100 for this.

Some courses involve visits away from the University campus, and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence for such trips.

This course is regulated by the Office for Students.