• University of Edinburgh

MSc Data and Decision Analytics

Gain essential skills in data analysis and decision-making with this online master’s. You’ll unlock diverse career paths as you develop the expertise in business analytics and big data to give you a competitive edge.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    2 Years Part-time
  • Language

    English
  • Total Tuition Fee

    £20,400

MSc Data and Decision Analytics

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 2 Years Part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    £20,400

    Open up your career opportunities with The University of Edinburgh

    In today's data-driven landscape, businesses rely on insights to succeed. Because of this, more and more organisations are learning how to use data to gain valuable insights and remain competitive.

    This online master’s degree will equip you with the in-demand skills to analyse and digest data and then translate this into impactful decisions.

    Armed with these skills, you’ll have access to a range of career pathways in analytics or be able to progress within your existing role.

    Develop your skills in business analytics and big data

    The MSc will help you explore the two most important analytics areas; predictive and prescriptive. This enables you to not only make use of state-of-art machine learning methods to predict and understand data behaviours, but also to make informed decisions.

    What skills will you learn?

    • Data
    • Big data
    • Business strategy
    • Business analytics

    Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements.

    • A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in an area related to management science, operational research, statistics, econometrics, mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, or business and management with a distinct quantitative content. • Your background should ideally include courses and/or experience gained in topics such as linear algebra, calculus, probability, statistics, and computer programming. • If you have a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in an unrelated subject we may consider your application if you have relevant work experience. • Work experience is desirable but not mandatory. • All students are recommended to have their own laptop for this programme.

    English language requirements

    • Regardless of your nationality or country of residence, you must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

    English language tests

    We accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:

    • IELTS Academic: total 7.0 with at least 6.0 in each component. TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 100 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements. • C1 Advanced (CAE) / C2 Proficiency (CPE): total 185 with at least 169 in each component. • Trinity ISE: ISE III with passes in all four components. • PTE Academic: total 70 with at least 59 in each component. • Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the programme you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity ISE or PTE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

    By the end of this master’s, you’ll be able to:

    • understand and critically apply the concepts and methods of business analytics • identify, model, and solve decision problems in different settings • interpret results/solutions and identify appropriate courses of action for a given managerial situation, whether a problem or an opportunity • create viable solutions to decision-making problems

    MSc Data and Decision Analytics

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 2 Years Part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    £20,400

    If you’d like to know more, please answer a few questions and The University of Edinburgh will get in touch with you with more information.

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