/MSc Data Analytics

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Provided by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Course Area: North West

Course Type: Masters (taught)

Start date: 20200914

End date: 20210831

Subjects: Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Project

Accredited by: BCS, IISP

Price: £6,000 to £10,000

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course overview

This course is suitable for numerate graduates across many disciplines. Non-computing graduates are eligible.


Data is everywhere. With the advance in digital and computing technology, our ability to collect and store information has grown exponentially. But so has our capacity to analyse and interpret it. With this masters you’ll build the analytical skills and techniques to unlock the secrets of big data – information that can be used to solve complex issues and drive strategic decision-making in business.


You’ll study three core units. The Computational Statistics and Visualisation unit will get you fully up to speed with the statistical techniques and software you’ll need. In the Business Intelligence unit you’ll learn how to put that software to use with real-life business data. You’ll then be ready for your Data Analytics Project, an end-to-end task that covers all the bases you’ll come across in the workplace.


Throughout it all, you’ll learn from professional staff with relevant industry experience. They’ll not only support your learning but also give you practical insights into the world of work.


It’s all about turning you into an expert. The rest is up to you. With specialist knowledge and technical skills that are valuable across a wide range of businesses and sectors, you’ll be well placed to succeed in this high-growth industry.


Non means-tested loans of up to a maximum of £10,000 will be available to postgraduate masters students – click here to find out more information

Who is this course for

Right now, according to McKinsey & Co, there are 140,000–190,000 posts in data analytics that companies cannot fill. This number is forecast to grow until 2020, with an average of 56,000 new big data jobs created each year. With a skills gap like this, the opportunities are boundless.


The advanced skills and understanding you’ll develop on our MSc course can take you into data analytics roles across a range of industries, in both the public and private sectors. You could apply for jobs like SQL data analyst, data quality analyst, insight data analyst, business intelligence analyst and statistical data analyst, to name a few.


You’ll have the specialist support of our careers service from day one, and for three years after you leave us. Between the services available through the Department of Computing and Mathematics and the University’s Career Service, you’ll have access to everything from employer events and careers fair to employability skills workshops and dedicated advisors.

What will I learn

In your Masters year, you will study three core topics, including Business Intelligence and Computational Statistics and Visualisation, as well as an in-depth masters project. You’ll also take two option units – allowing you to tailor your course to your interests – with subjects like Data Modelling and Analysis and Ethics, Security and Sustainability.



  • Computational Statistics and Visualisation
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Analytics Project


Choose two from the following:

  • Data Modelling and Analysis then Ethics, Security and Sustainability
  • Data Modelling and Analysis then Business Analytics
  • Financial Analytics then Exploratory Programming
  • Data Management and Machine Learning
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